I have physical limitations. Can I still help?
Absolutely! Volunteers are needed to help at the command centers with directing other volunteers, handing out water, offering aid, and other duties.
What should I bring and wear on clean-up day?
The blackberries have thorns and there is poison oak in the area. You are required to wear sturdy, closed toe shoes or boots. It is also strongly suggested that you wear long pants, gloves, a long-sleeve shirt and a hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We plan to provide water, and have a limited number of gloves.
Do I have to sign the waiver of liability?
Yes. You can electronically accept the waiver of liability upon registering here on the website, or do so on event day. All children under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
Which organizations are coordinating this event?
Numerous community and neighborhood groups have joined together to make this happen, including, but not limited to: City of Redding, Rotary Club of Redding Stream Team, CA Conservation Corps.
I am currently a high school student. Can I receive community service credit for volunteering?
We can provide you with a certificate for participation in the event. Credit for your participation is up to your teacher or school administrator. This applies to any individual seeking a certificate for participation.
How will the vegetation be disposed of?
The Himalayan blackberries were sprayed in the Spring and will be dry and brittle by October. We will be stomping them down using the power of our own legs. The Ailanthus will be cut down with chainsaws, moved to a central location along the River Trail and placed into chippers.
I'd like to donate money for this event. Whom do I contact?
Please contact us at 225-4505 as soon as possible. In the past, donations from several businesses have helped to cover the costs of the event. We also accept donations of drinking water, gloves and other event-day items.