We want to thank all of the volunteers who came out for National Public Lands Day. A great deal was accomplished throughout the Lower Clear Creek Greenway. Those who worked with us on the Preserve accomplished much also. Our creek trail was smoothed out with hand tools so that it is ready for hikers again. Up the hill towards our overlook trail a chainsaw crew moved four downed trees to open up that trail. On the western loop trail broken barbed wire fencing has been removed. More work needs to be done in the western portion of the Preserve where the Clover Fire burned in 2014 and the Creek Fire burned this summer. We plan to do more work there after we get some rain. Please be cautious if you chose to hike in that area. And watch for our Spring 2019 event schedule!
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:
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 feetLatitude: 40°29.656’ NLongitude: 122°29.890’ W
•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.
Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve Board of Directors
Cathy Scott – PresidentFrank Kosko – Vice-PresidentDon Neptune – TreasurerLisa Ross – SecretaryCharley Ferrell -- DirectorRay Pfister -- DirectorMichelle Maupin-Cornelius – DirectorChris Pearson -- DirectorJoin the BoardHorsetown-Clear Creek Preserve has openings on our board of directors. If you or someone you know may be interested, learn more by contacting us. Please see our Home Page for contact information. You may also attend a board meeting at the Redding Library at 3:00 pm on the following dates in 2019:January 28February 25March 18April 15May 20June 17July – No MeetingAugust 19September 16October 21November 18December – No Meeting
Please go to our Donate/Volunteer web page to find out how you can help support HCCP through donations and volunteer work.
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, 2019 click here (pdf file, 145 kB).