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Hume Lake Trash Clean Up Day

Forst Service News Release

Hume Lake Trash Clean Up Day

Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument


Grab your mud boots and favorite walking stick and partner in muddy crime to join Forest Service personnel for a walk across the Hume Lakebed to remove trash and debris. Sequoia National Forest managers are asking the public for volunteers to help Forest Service personnel with trash cleanup at Hume Lake this Saturday, April 6, at 11 am. Interested volunteers are invited to meet at the Powder Can Day-Use area at 11 am for a quick safety briefing and volunteer signup.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring mud boots or appropriate footwear for working in mud, a winter jacket or cold-weather clothing, gloves, and/or a sturdy walking stick. A walking partner is highly encouraged for those moments when you find your feet stuck and need an extra hand to escape. Other personnel and volunteers will be in the immediate area for those firmly planted in the muck.

The weather is predicted to be cold but clear after a mid-week storm system passes over the area. The storm is expected to bring snow to the lake and surrounding mountains. Please check for the latest road conditions prior to traveling to Hume Lake on the morning of the event, as road conditions change rapidly.

Caltrans- California Highway Information-CA180

Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park- Road Conditions

Road Conditions - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (U.S. National Park Service) (

Hume Lake is normally drained or maintained at lower lake levels for only a couple weeks throughout the winter months but this year the snowpack above Hume Lake provides managers with an ideal window to drain the lake and refill it before the summer months arrives. Hume Lake is expected to be refilled over the course of 5-7 days.

Stay informed by following the Sequoia National Forest webpage at, Facebook @SequoiaNF, and Twitter (X) @sequoiaforest.

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Alicia Embrey
Forest Public Affairs Officer

Forest Service

Sequoia National Forest & Giant Sequoia National Monument

Office Phone: 559-784-1500
Mobile Phone: 660-232-2629

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Porterville, CA 93257
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