Help The SCA Summer Interns Build the New Whiskeytown Trail
Contact: Jim Milestone, (530) 242-3410
Volunteer Trail Day, Friday, July 10, 2009; 8:30 a.m. at
The National Park Service will be hosting a
Volunteer Trail Day for individuals who would like to assist 16 College
students from across the
Volunteers will meet at the park
All participants must call in by close of business (4:30 p.m.) on Thursday, July 9, 2009, and register for this event. Please call 530-242-3410 to register.
The new trail has been under construction since the summer of 2007 with work being primarily completed by the Student Conservation Association summer interns and volunteer workers. The trail will connect the East side trails of Whiskeytown NRA with the park lands on the West side. The trail is approximately 5 miles in length. Grants to complete this project have come from the Redding Foundation, McConnell Foundation and the Friends of Whiskeytown. About 3 miles of the new trail have been completed to date. The trail is being constructed to accommodate hikers, equestrians and mountain bikes.
When completed, individuals will be able to hike from the
Did You Know?
Whiskeytown has phantom orchids (Cephalanthera austiniae)? They are all white and devoid chlorophyll. This means that it cannot make energy for itself and must rely on symbiotic mycorrhizae for its nutrition.