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Contact: Bill Watkins, 530-242-3450
Contact: Sean Denniston, 530-242-3445
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, the Friends of Whiskeytown, and Oak Bottom Marina are hosting the annual Pick Up Lake Litter (PULL) day to help clean up litter around Whiskeytown Lake on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Over the last twenty 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, thanks to the Oak Bottom Marina and the Friends of Whiskeytown.
For more information about Pick-up Lake Litter Day, please call Ranger Bill Watkins at (530) 242-3450, or Ranger Sean Denniston at (530) 242-3445. To learn more about National Public Lands Day and other volunteer events occurring across the nation, visit www.publiclandsday.org For more information on Whiskeytown, call the Visitor Center at (530) 246-1225, or stop by during the hours of10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.