City calls Trail Cleanup Day a success

More than 30 people of all ages participated in the Trail Cleanup on Saturday, April 27, according to a statement from the city of Susanville.

The city of Susanville, Lassen Land and Trails Trust and more than 30 community volunteers clean up the trail along the Susan River.

The event was a collaborative effort between the city, Lassen Land and Trails Trust, and the efforts focused on the Susan River Trail.

In a written statement, Lassen Land and Trails Trust Vice President Liz Norton, said, “The Susan River is a gem in our community. Now it really sparkles thanks to the city, and all our sponsors and volunteers who cleaned up 42 cubic yards of trash along the river.  That’s impressive.”

Community volunteers pick up trash along Riverside Drive.

The event was held on Celebrate Trails Day, an annual even started by the Rails to Trails Conservancy to celebrate America’s Trails.

Local businesses also contributed to the event’s success. C & S Waste Solutions donated two roll off bins; Susanville IGA provided snacks and water; and staff from the City Public Works Department drove backhoes along the trail to collect the accumulated trash the volunteers removed.