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Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve What is Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve? Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve (HCCP) is a 27 acre recreation area which strives to retain, preserve, restore, and if possible, augment the publicly-owned lands surrounding Clear Creek in the vicinity of Saeltzer Dam (now removed) and the site of old Horsetown and to manage them as a natural preserve for the public. It is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization. Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve Receives BLM Award We are so excited to have received the national "Making a Difference" award from the Bureau of Land Management this spring. Our local BLM office showed their appreciation for our contributions in the Lower Clear Creek Greenway by nominating us. The BLM national office in Washington D.C. honored us as one of seven recipients of this award nationwide! We hope you find it gratifying to support Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve! To see the National Presentation video, click on the YouTube icon:  HCCP Tee Shirts Available We have a few t-shirts available. If you would like to order one of these attractive shirts, please email horsetownhccp@gmail.com and indicate whether you are interested in: 1). Style: Women’s or Men’s 2). Size: S, M, L, XL 3). Colors: Pacific Blue (women’s only), Slate Blue (men’s only), Charcoal (men’s only),      Granite Heather (women’s only)   Cost is $20 (includes tax) plus shipping of $6 for one shirt and $9 for two or more shirts. PLEASE do not submit payment until it is confirmed that the style, size and color you requested is available. E-mails will be answered in the order they are received. Getting to HCCP Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve is located in Shasta County, California, just west of the City of Redding. The Preserve is in the middle of BLM’s Clear Creek Greenway on Clear Creek Road, seven miles west of highway 273 and just west of the Clear Creek Bridge. For a Google map to the Preserve click here. GPS coordinates: Elevation: 622 feet Latitude: 40°29.656’ N Longitude: 122°29.890’ W Goals to promote nature-related education by serving as an outdoor classroom and open-air learning center where children can explore the natural sciences and learn the value of stewardship and resource responsibility; to provide walking trails and opportunities for quiet, low-impact, nature-related recreation including hiking, wildlife observation, photography, fishing, bicycling, picnicking, horseback riding, nature study, jogging, etc.; to help restore and protect the anadromous fishery in Clear Creek; to preserve, study, and interpret local history; to protect and restore habitat, including soils, native vegetation and fauna; to provide access to nature for handicapped and disabled; The above goals are mutually compatible and supportive and are gentle, even restorative, to the land. They represent multiple use, serve a large cross section of the public, and offer an opportunity for intimate involvement of the citizens, and effective government/private partnerships. The Preserve has involved, and shall continue to involve, countless organizations, agencies, educators, experts, volunteers, and interested people in pursuing the above goals with maximum dedication and at minimum cost. Downloadable Trail Maps - in pdf format Map of the HCCP Preserve: Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve  217 kB BLM Maps: Clear Creek Cloverdale Section  294 kB Clear Creek Greenway  1062 kB Visit Redding Map: Visit Redding Trails Map  1450 kB For more information on Clear Creek and other local recreational trail areas, see our Links web page. News concerning the Clover fire in September, 2013 Please see our News and Notes web page for information on the fire’s impact on HCCP. Please see our Donate and Volunteer and Coming Events web pages to join the cleanup effort. Donate to the Preserve or Volunteer to Help Please go to our Donate/Volunteer web page to find out how you can help support HCCP through donations and volunteer work. Newsletter If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive our newsletter along with our event calendar by email (and help save a tree), please send us a note with your email address. To download the latest newsletter for Spring, 2017 click here (pdf file, 145 kB). Contact Information: Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve PO Box 991833 Redding, CA 96069-1833 Horsetownhccp@gmail.com 530 241-2026