Red bluff river cleanup

Multiple Agencies Work to Restore Trails, Fishing in Tehama County

Several federal, state and local agencies worked together over the last week to remove trash, widen trails and provide better access to the Sacramento River for fishing and recreation.

Employees from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Bureau of Reclamation, city of Red Bluff’s Parks and Police departments, Tehama County Sheriff’s and Probation departments, Tehama County Fish and Game Commission and an inmate fire crew from CAL FIRE’s Ishi Conservation Camp all worked to remove several tons of trash and pollutants from abandoned transients camps in Dog Island Park in Red Bluff.

“All the work we did will be great for the people who use this part of the Sacramento River,” said Lt. Rich Wharton, CDFW Law Enforcement Division. “Having all the different agencies working together on one goal helps us create bonds in the community too.”

More than 200 cubic yards of trash, debris and material were removed and existing trails were widened to allow residents better and safer access to the Sacramento River.

Green Waste of Tehama donated more than $3,300 worth of hauling services and the Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency waived more than $11,000 in disposal fees.

Media Contacts:
Lt. Rich Wharton, CDFW Law Enforcement Division, (530) 225-2300
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958