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Stewardship: the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving. 

Can the outdoors get any better? It's worth a try. Redding's mountains, trails, state and national parks offer numerous opportunities for travelers to perserve and play.  

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens                                               

Visit Turtle Bay's McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and see how restoration projects have helped reestablished native plants and increased habitat for native animals. You can lend Mother Nature a hand in helping to sustain these native forests and riparian habitats by volunteering in the arboretum and gardens or by simply enjoying their renewed abundance. Click here for more information, or contact Liz Crain at 242-3143 or lcrain@turtlebay.org.

Whiskeytown National

Recreation Area  

Searching for recreation and stewardship? Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is the place for you! Volunteers help Park Rangers with special projects including historic orchard restoration, native plant garden maintenance, research, GPS projects, and trail work. For more information on stewardship opportunities in Whiskeytown, like  Annual Volunteer  Day, Fall Harvest Day, Pick Up Lake Liter Day, or to choose your own conservation day,contact the park volunteer coordinator,Billy Watkins at (530) 242-3450 and plan your "pay it forward" day.

 Redding Area Trails 

The extensive trail network surrounding Redding makes it easy for mountain bikers, hikers, and horseback riders of all ages and skill levels to have an enjoyable experience. The Bureau of Land Management oversees much of trail area and invites trail lovers to take part in sustaining trails for future generations. Volunteers complete important conservation work, improve watersheds and habitats, build and maintain  trails, and more. If you'd like your visit to Redding to contribute to happier trails, contact BLM Redding Field Office Volunteer Coordinator Bill Kuntz at 530-224-2157.

Castle Crags State Park  

Just a 45 minute drive from Redding, Castle Crags State Park, features 28 miles of hiking trails, including  an access trail  to Castle Crags Wilderness. The park is also home to a  portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, boasts a beautiful view  of Mt. Shasta  and,  offers swimming and fishing in the Sacramento River. Volunteers work with  Rangers to build and maintain trails, and learn about trail upkeep. Castle Crags welcomes groups to explore the great outdoors and help keep the Castle Crags Wilderness wild for generations  to come. Reserve your outdoor, stewardship adventure today by contacting a park ranger at 530-235-2684.



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