Volunteers welcome for National Public Lands Day Project in Susanville

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 project, Saturday, Sept. 26.

“We always look forward to working with our partners and volunteers on National Public Lands Day projects,” said Emily Ryan, manager of the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office. “The day provides a great opportunity to get some important work done and share time with friends and neighbors in the great outdoors.”

Volunteers will meet and form work teams at 9 a.m. at the historic Susanville Railroad Depot, 601 Richmond Road, Susanville. Individually packaged lunches will be provided for those who RSVP to [email protected] or by calling the LLTT at 257-3252.

Volunteer teams will work on improvements at the Depot, the adjacent Susanville Trailhead and caboose, and at the Hobo Camp Day Use Area and trailhead. Precautions associated with COVID-19 prevention will be in place. Projects will be designed with social distancing in mind and there will be no tool sharing. Tools will be provided, but volunteers can also bring their own equipment such as rakes, hoes, shovels and weed and brush trimming tools.

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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 are held the fourth Saturday in September every year and involve hundreds of thousands of volunteers nationwide who help clean up and restore public lands and recreation sites.