Large cleanup helps clear transient camps in the City of Shasta Lake

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE, Calif. - After the Shasta County Sheriff's Office worked to clean transients out of camps south of the Sierra Pacific Mill in the City of Shasta Lake, a large cleanup took place to clean out the trash they left behind. 

During the past month, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office has received numerous complaints of large transient camps south of the Sierra Pacific Mill. Deputies were able to find eight camps and began enforcement efforts to clear out the transients living in the camps. 

Over the last month, seven people were cited for trespassing and two people were arrested for outstanding warrants. Shasta Lake Animal Control also cited several transients for various animal code violations. Due to these enforcement efforts, all the camps in the area were vacant as of last week, however the transients left a large amount of garbage behind. 

Saturday, a community cleanup took place at the site of the vacant transient camps. Approximately 35 volunteers from the community came out to help clean up the area. The volunteers were assisted by Shasta County Support Service, the City of Shasta Lake, Shasta Lake Animal Control, the Redding Police Department, and the Shasta County Sheriff's Office. 

Sierra Pacific also supported the effort by letting volunteers access the site via the mill property. 

Three large dump trailers were filled with garbage during the cleanup. 

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