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The clean-up work in Linden Canyon concluded February 17. This was a multi-day effort, with the Redding Police Department Community Clean-Up Program and Code Enforcement Team joining with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Work Release Program and community volunteers, who mainly came from the adjacent neighborhood.
Prior to the main clean-up day, Community Clean-Up Officer Bob Brannon and SCSO Work Release crews conducted preliminary clean-up work throughout the canyon. They collected 2,600 lbs. of trash on February 10 and 4,580 lbs. of trash on February 11. A total of 7,180 lbs. were collected on these two days.
On the main clean-up day on Sunday, February 15, the 33 volunteers and 22 Work Release crew members collected 14, 100 lbs. of trash and 500 lbs. of bicycle parts and frames. A large amount of additional trash was staged at temporary sites, to be collected and taken to the dump later.
Officer Brannon and SCSO Work Release crews returned on the following two days to finish clean-up work and collect the previously staged trash which was still at the site. They collected 5,400 lbs. of trash on February 16 and disposed of an abandoned car. They also collected 2,400 lbs. of metal debris. On February 17, they collected 1,920 lbs. of trash. Recovered shopping carts and plastic milk crates were collected and staged at the site for their owners to pick up.
A total of 31,500 lbs. of trash was collected in Linden Canyon over the past week and taken to the landfill. In 2014, private property owners for two parcels in Linden Canyon conducted a strictly private clean-up on only those parcels. They collected 35,760 lbs. of trash.
– Press Release