Caltrans District 2 extended its appreciation for Stan Bales, an Outdoor Recreation Planner for the Bureau of Land Management - California Eagle Lake Field Office, and his team for their continued efforts with the Adopt-A-Highway program. Photo submitted

Caltrans District 2 recognizes local Adopt-A-Highway program volunteers

Caltrans District 2 recognized local volunteers for the Adopt-A-Highway program and shared how others could get involved.

According to a Caltrans post, along the rural and scenic Highway 139, about 16 miles north of Susanville, is Eagle Lake. The second largest natural freshwater lake in California, Eagle Lake is well known for its fish and wildlife and attracts visitors who enjoy water sports, fishing, and swimming. The surrounding area also provides opportunities for biking, hiking, camping, hunting, wildlife photography, horseback riding, and more.

Unfortunately, the lake’s shoreline and adjacent shoulders of the highway are susceptible to litter and if left unchecked, it could effect the ecosystem of Eagle Lake, Caltrans continued.

“This is why we’re so thankful for Stan Bales, an Outdoor Recreation Planner for the Bureau of Land Management – California Eagle Lake Field Office, and his team. They have worked hard to clean a 6-mile stretch of State Route 139 that runs along the north end of Eagle Lake for over 23 years! Bales and his crew clean the adopted stretch three to four times a year with Caltrans provided personal protective equipment, little pickers, and trash bags through the Adopt-A-Highway program,” wrote Caltrans.

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“From all of us here at Caltrans District 2, we want to thank Stan and his crew for all they do! It is volunteers like him and his team that help #KeepCaliforniaClean.”

If you’re looking to be part of the solution to keeping Northern California pristine, consider adopting a section of highway. You can do this by contacting Saedra Stallings, our Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator, at 1-866-ADOPT-A-HWY, by emailing [email protected], or by visiting https://dot.ca.gov/programs/maintenance/adopt-a-highway.