Land Trust, BLM welcome volunteers for National Public Lands Day project

Volunteers are welcome to help spruce up the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail, when the Bureau of Land Management and Lassen Land and Trails Trust host a National Public Lands Day cleanup project, Saturday, Sept. 10, on the trail and at the Susanville Railroad Depot Visitor Center in Susanville.

Volunteers will meet at the Depot, 601 Richmond Road, at 9 a.m. to form teams and select their work areas. They should reserve space by contacting the LLTT at amy@lassenlandtrust.org, or by telephoning (530) 257-3252. Organizers will provide lunches for those who RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 7. A limited number of souvenir T-shirts will be available when volunteers check in.

“We appreciate the land trust’s partnership supporting National Public Lands Day,” said Emily Ryan, manager of the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office. “This is a great opportunity spruce up the trail and visitor center and share time with friends and neighbors in the great outdoors.”

Volunteer teams will work on improvements at the Depot, the adjacent Susanville Trailhead and caboose, and at the BLM’s Hobo Camp Day Use Area and trailhead. Tools and gloves will be provided, but volunteers can also bring their own equipment such as rakes, hoes, shovels and weed and brush trimming tools.

Organized by the National Environmental Education Foundation, National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer public lands improvement event in the nation. Events involve hundreds of thousands of volunteers nationwide who help clean up and restore public lands and recreation sites.