If you cannot appreciate the hilarity of poverty; if you cannot find humor in the sport of ridiculing the filthy, squalid living conditions endured by Redding’s unhoused population, then you haven’t toured a homeless encampment with Redding City Councilman Michael… Continue Reading
Join us Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. – Noon as we tackle the invasive vegetation that has become overgrown and reduces visibility of the Sacramento River. The 2018 Community Creek Clean-Up will focus on the natural area park,… Continue Reading
Henderson Open Space, located behind the former Raley’s shopping center on Hartnell Avenue, is a jewel among Redding’s green spaces. It’s generally accepted that the family for whom Henderson Road is named also owned the semi-wild land that runs west… Continue Reading
Today I speak with Dan Fehr, formerly a warden with the California Department of Fish and Game, someone who had many years’ exposure to the negative environmental impacts of homelessness near Redding’s waterways. Fehr intentionally refers to occupants of “unlawful encampments” as “transients” rather… Continue Reading
Randy Smith’s descriptions of discovered illegal encampments are what planted the seed of the idea for this series. Full disclosure: Smith is a long-time friend.
Q: Randy, thanks for taking time to talk with me today. Can you please start by sharing with readers a list of the various facets of volunteer work that have given you a front-line look at the issue of homeless encampments?
The 6th Annual Community Creek Cleanup involves removing invasive vegetation within the Henderson Open Space, which sits along the Sacramento River just southeast of the Cypress Avenue bridge. This open space consists of more than 30 acres which has become… Continue Reading