Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 14 volunteers at Red Bluff Recreation Area

The Red Bluff Recreation Area (RBRA) received some much needed TLC courtesy of Mendocino National Forest (MNF) employees and Boy Scout Troop 14 of Santa Clara, Calif. The RBRA is a 488-acre recreation area located in Red Bluff, Calif. right off the I-5, adjacent to the sparkling Sacramento River. 

Troop 14 was on a canoeing trip that included a stop at the Sycamore Grove Campground in the RBRA for a night. Troop leader Toby McPheeters contacted MNF employee Martin Ayala about the group wanting to do some campground cleanup before continuing their trip down river.

The troop focused on improving national public lands. The MNF and Boy Scouts worked together to sign everyone up and a project was born. Troop 14 picked up trash, created a safe fire clearance around grills, and cut back overgrown grass around cement pads around 31 campsiges throughout the entire campground.

The 21 volunteers clocked in around 50 hours of service work on public lands before heading out to finish their trip. Thank you Troop 14!