• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

20th Annual Pick-Up Lake Litter Day

A family picking up litter to keep their park clean.

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News Release Date: September 1, 2012
Contact: Bill Watkins, (530) 242-3450
Contact: Sean Denniston, (530) 242-3445

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 29, 2012. Over the last nineteen 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.

Participants can register Saturday morning from 8:30-10:00 am in front of the Whiskeytown Visitor Center, which is located 8 miles west of Redding at the intersection of Highway 299 and Kennedy Memorial Drive. All volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to register. Volunteers should wear sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather, work gloves, and bring a water bottle.

After picking up litter from designated areas in the park, volunteers will be treated to a free barbecue lunch at Brandy Creek Marina. In addition, volunteers will receive a raffle ticket for prize drawings and have a chance to find special prize items while picking up litter, all thanks to several local businesses and individual sponsors throughout Redding.

For more information on Whiskeytown events, please call the Visitor Center at (530) 246-1225, or stop by during the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. 

To learn more about National Public Lands Day and other volunteer events occurring across the nation, please visit the website at www.publiclandsday.org

 

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Did You Know?

Phantom Orchid

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.