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Released On: September 17, 2013

Volunteers Invited to Join in National Public Lands Day’s Cleanup Activities at Shasta Lake as Part of Let’s Move Outside and Youth in the Great Outdoors Initiatives

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation’s Northern California Area Office, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service’s Shasta-Trinity National Forest, will host a cleanup event at Shasta Lake’s Fisherman’s Point Day Use Area and the Shasta Dam area on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in celebration of National Public Lands Day. The public, organizations and local businesses are invited to participate.

Visitors should dress for fall weather, bring a hat and sunscreen and wear sturdy shoes. On-site registration and check-in will begin at 8 a.m. at the Shasta Dam Visitor Center, 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake. After the cleanup, a barbecue lunch will be provided. Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt and a certificate of appreciation.

In addition to public service activities, educational booths will be set up at Shasta Dam. Activities will highlight the importance of disposing of trash responsibly and will provide participants with an opportunity to see firsthand that everyone has a significant part to play in creating a healthier environment.

Now in its 20th year, NPLD is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance public lands. More than 180,000 volunteers will participate at some 2,200 public lands across the nation to complete a projected $17 million in improvements. For additional information on NPLD, please visit http://www.publiclandsday.org.

This year, NPLD is focusing on our national commitments to support public lands, spend time outdoors and be more active. Research shows that one step to preventing childhood obesity, diabetes and depression is getting kids and families to spend more time outside. NPLD encourages volunteers to explore and enjoy America's natural wonders through outdoor recreation. As part of this effort, Reclamation is involved in the national movement supporting the Department of the Interior’s Let’s Move Outside! and Youth in the Great Outdoors initiatives. To learn more about these initiatives, please visit http://www.letsmove.gov/lets-move-outside and http://youthgo.gov.

To register for the event, please contact Sheri Harral, Reclamation, at 530-276-2030 or sharral@usbr.gov, or Andrea Capps, U.S. Forest Service, at 530-242-5546 or alcapps@fs.fed.us.

Please visit http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ncao/index.html for additional information on Reclamation’s Northern California Area Office and http://www.fs.usda.gov/stnf for information on the U.S. Forest Service’s Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

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