19th Annual Pick-Up Lake Litter Day at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Contact: Clinton Kane, (530) 242-3451
Contact: Jeremiah Hockett, (530) 242-3421
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, the Friends of Whiskeytown, and Forever Resorts are collaborating with local businesses and supporters to help clean up litter around Whiskeytown Lake on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Over the last eighteen years, volunteers have helped to clear thousands of pounds of litter from the waters and shoreline of the lake. Whiskeytown's Pick-up Lake Litter event runs concurrently with National Public Lands Day, which is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands that Americans enjoy. National Public Lands Day is designated a fee-free day for visitors to all National Park Service units, including Whiskeytown. In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Western National Parks Association is offering a 15% discount on all bookstore items at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center.
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.