The Shasta Land Trust announced Friday, March 30, that an agreement to purchase the railroad right-of-way between McCloud and Burney has been signed. This agreement will pave the way for the planning and development of 80 miles of rail-trail connecting the two communities and providing access to a number of nearby attractions. The trail will preserve an historic and scenic railroad corridor and protect the surrounding natural environment, aquatic wildlife, and habitat.
Shasta Land Trust (SLT), representing a coalition of Northern California nonprofit organizations including McCloud Local First Network, signed an agreement to purchase a railroad right-of-way between McCloud (in Siskiyou County) and Burney (in Shasta County), a property known as the McCloud Railway. The agreement, signed by SLT and the property’s owner, 4 Rails, Inc, will ultimately lead to establishment of a public “rail-trail” on the property and is an important milestone following many years of efforts by several local non-profit organizations and 4 Rails.
Help with clean up and maintenance of the Pacific Crest Trail!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Meet at the Burney Falls Trailer Resort on Clark Creek Road
(from the junction of Highways 89 & 299 take HWY 89 north toward Burney Falls. Turn left at approimately 4 miles onto Clark Creek Road, then left at the first sign.)
LEARN ABOUT THE GREAT SHASTA RAIL TRAIL PROJECT
ENJOY OUR AMAZING ENVIRONMENT
ENJOY A WALK ON THE TRAIL, MEET A TRAIL ANGEL
HELP WITH CLEAN UP AND MAINTENANCE OF THE TRAIL
(tools & water provided; plese bring or wear long pants for the trail portion)
The McCloud Trail Association will meet Saturday, May 8 at 9 am at 416 California, McCloud. We will be working on trail design (the trail to Lower Falls) and preparing for grant applications. Everyone is welcome.
The McCloud Trail Association holds its monthly meeting Saturday, April 10 at the Network offices at 416 California. Everyone with an interest in developing hiking and biking trails in and around McCloud is invited to attend. Our discussion this month will focus on the development of a trail from downtown McCloud to Lower Falls using existing roads.
• 2009 Year In Review
• Dog & Pony Show Parade Highlights
• Fundraising Activities & Progress
• How You Can Get Involved
• Working Group Updates: Renewable Energy, Tourism, Think Local First, Farmer’s Market, Branding McCloud, Business Attraction & Retention, Trail Development
• Happy Holidays, Next Board Meeting Invitation
The McCloud Trail Association meets the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at 416 California. Anyone interested in the development of trails in and around McCloud is welcome to join us. At the March 1st meeting we will report on progress on our efforts to develop a trail from downtown to the Lower Falls and our Rails to Trails project. We will look for help in moving these projects along and in recruiting new members to support our efforts.