Greenville Landscaping Project ribbon cutting celebrates restoration after Dixie Fire

Caltrans and the community of Greenville are excited to announce the completion of the Greenville Landscaping Project at the intersection of Highway 89 and Pine Street that restored an area devastated by the Dixie Fire in 2021. Newly installed irrigation and landscaping along Highway 89 has brought life back into downtown Greenville.

Greenville before the project. Photos submitted

The project was made possible through Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.2 billion, multiyear clean-up effort led by Caltrans to remove trash, create thousands of jobs, and engage communities to transform public areas into spaces of pride for all Californians.

“This Clean California beautification project represents more than just new landscaping for the people of Greenville,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “It signals community rejuvenation and embodies the resilience demonstrated by residents who have faced devastating fires and emerged with renewed hope for the future.”

Greenville after the project.

Two years ago, the Dixie Fire sparked in the Feather River Canyon, burning 963,309 acres of forests, infrastructure, and communities, including several towns across the counties of Lassen, Butte, Plumas, Shasta and Tehama. In Greenville, the Dixie Fire destroyed approximately 75 percent of the homes and businesses. Few trees and other vegetation in the area survived.

Caltrans District 2 Director Dave Moore issued a Director’s Order in 2021 to make rebuilding Greenville a priority by initiating emergency work sooner than the normal contract approval process. Several current and future projects in the area are doing just that.

“It has been truly inspiring to witness Greenville come together in the wake of the Dixie Fire,” said Moore. “The Greenville Landscaping Project brings more color and life to the streets of Greenville by replacing some of the trees and plants that were lost.”

Visit the program website to learn more about how Clean California is transforming communities.