• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

Help The SCA Summer Interns Build the New Whiskeytown Trail

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Date: July 7, 2009
Contact: Jim Milestone, (530) 242-3410

Volunteer Trail Day, Friday, July 10, 2009; 8:30 a.m. at Park Visitor Center


The National Park Service will be hosting a Volunteer Trail Day for individuals who would like to assist 16 College students from across the United   States who are constructing the new Shasta Trinity Trail within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The new trail section begins near Sheep Camp and goes deep into the forest of Whiskeytown through Papoose Gulch Pass. Adults and teenagers with a parent or guardian are welcome to participate and work approximately 4 hours of trail construction on Friday, July 10, 2009.  Come and meet the college students who traveled from Texas, New York, and Missouri to volunteer constructing this new regional trail.

 

Volunteers will meet at the park Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m. and then car pool to the trailhead. The volunteers will then hike into the woods to the work site approximately 1.5 miles up the canyon. Participants should wear work boots, gloves and bring water and a snack. Work will continue until 12:30 p.m. The National Park Service will supply the necessary hand tools and additional water.

 

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 Sundial Bridge in Redding all the way to the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area. Please join us in this morning of public service and work side by side with the Student Conservation Association summer volunteers.  For more information, call 530-242-3410.

 

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