Annual Earth Day Work Event at Castle Crags — Saturday April 22, 2017

In celebration of Earth Day 2017, Castle Crags State Park and the Mount Shasta Trail Association welcome the community to a volunteer work day in the park. Come join us for a fun filled morning with your friends and family! This is a great opportunity for youth groups, church groups, and other volunteers from the community to come join in a worthwhile and earth friendly work day. No experience is required, and there is plenty of fun work for all skill levels. Organizers are seeking volunteers to help with maintenance and restoration of trail and interpretive facilities, with a wide variety of hands on projects to improve the experience of the park to guests. Castle Crags State Park is 10 minutes south of Dunsmuir accessed from the Castella exit on Interstate 5.

Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Castle Crags State Park Entrance Station. Coffee, hot chocolate, and muffins will be available. After registration and a brief orientation, teams will be organized to restoration projects in the park beginning at 9am. The work is not heavy, and is limited to light trail work, bushing, litter removal, raking, and similar activities. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long sleeved pants and shirts, to wear hats and sunglasses, and to bring gloves. Feel free to bring your own favorite tools, but work tools will also be provided. Lunch and water will be provided. Volunteers are welcomed to spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying additional recreation in the park.

The Mt. Shasta Trail Association is proud to sponsor this third annual Earth Day celebration at Castle Crags State Park, one of the most beautiful and scenic parks in our area. Our mission is to provide inspiring outdoor experiences, advance appreciation of the beauty of the Mt. Shasta area, and assist in educating the public in environmentally sound stewardship by designing, constructing, maintaining and using trails in the Mt. Shasta area. Come join us for this Earth Day 2017 celebration! Need more information? Call the park information line at 530-235-2684 or MSTA at 530-925-9287.