REDDING, Calif.- The City of Red Bluff is looking to clean up camps and trash along waterways. The goal is to reduce trash and debris along waterways in areas such as Red Bluff River Park.
They're looking to target River Park, Brickyard Creek, a vacant field near Sacred Heart, and the area of Ludlow and Woodlawn in Red Bluff, among other parks.
Nearly fifteen other agencies are pitching in to help with the cleanup. Corporal Stephen Harper of the Red Bluff Police Department tells Action News Now why the project is so important.
"To prevent further homelss encampments from popping up in the city," says Corporal Harper. "Help them get back on their feet, supply them with resources and clean up our waterways from littering and biohazards."
Action News Now spoke to a woman who says a cleanup project in Red Bluff is long overdue.
"I think it's a good project and from what I've seen, they go into where these encampments are around town and find quite a mess."
Red Bluff Police Department says they've received several complains about homeless people camping along creeks and waterways. They're hoping a cleanup will protect waterways from biohazardous materials and prevent fire hazards.
For anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can atten an informational meeting March 19th at the Red Bluff City Hall.