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MEDIA ALERT #4:

Carr Wildfire Information

REDDING LODGING PROPERTIES AND ATTRACTIONS ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

REDDING, Calif. (August 6, 2018) – As firefighters continue to make strides against the Carr wildfire, the Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association (SCWA) applaud the amazing efforts of first responders, as well as those of the Shasta County community.

The Redding hospitality industry continues to be actively engaged in serving the community and those directly impacted by the fire. Lodging properties, which have hosted firefighters and evacuees alike, are open for business as are retailers and restaurants in the area.

Interstate 5, which provides automobile access to Redding, is open as are major attractions such as McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, the museum at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark and the iconic Sundial Bridge.

“We have been so impressed by the tremendous efforts and sacrifices made by emergency services personnel and we are so proud of this community,” said Laurie Baker, CEO for the Redding CVB and general manager of the SCWA. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been impacted by this fire and for those in the surrounding areas west of Redding who are currently in its path.”

Baker noted that the region has received an outpouring of well-wishes from all over the country and expressed the hope that when the time is right, those desiring to visit the area will return in full force to support local businesses.

Those interested in determining if accommodations in Redding are available can go to www.visitredding.com/home/places-to-stay for a listing of lodging properties, as well as attractions, in the area.

Those seeking more information on the current situation in Shasta County may refer to this list of resources. News outlets are encouraged to contact these organizations directly for updates: 

Cal Fire: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office: Website

For fire info, call Shasta County Fire Department: 530-225-2510.

For additional information on visiting Redding, please explore VisitRedding.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @VisitReddingCA or Instagram at @VisitRedding.

MEDIA ALERT #3:

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY SHOWING TRUE COLORS DURING CARR FIRE

REDDING, Calif. (July 28, 2018) – The Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official tourism marketing organization for the City of Redding, and the Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association (SCWA) applaud the efforts of emergency services personnel, members of the community, and the hospitality industry in the collective response to the Carr wildfire.

According to Laurie Baker, CEO for the Redding CVB and General Manager of the SCWA, the immediate response to the fires have been typical of the spirit of the close-knit Shasta County community.

“We are so appreciative of the incredible efforts of emergency services personnel and the hospitality community,” Baker said. “These efforts are indicative of the ‘Shasta County Strong’ spirit that has always been present here and we’ve already seen many examples of the community pulling together to help each other.”

Many area hotels have remained open while accommodating first responders and evacuees alike. Hotel and restaurant staffs have worked around the clock to support guests and others who may be visitors to the area or neighbors.

Those interested in determining if accommodations are available can go to www.visitredding.com/home/places-to-stay for a listing of hotels in the area.

Baker noted that the region has received an outpouring of well-wishes from all over the country and expressed the hope that when the time is right, those desiring to visit the area will return in full force to support local businesses.

“As our wonderful first responders continue to work diligently, we know our hospitality community will be there to help wherever possible as well as to welcome visitors when the time is right,” said Baker.

Those seeking more information on the current situation in Shasta County may refer to this list of resources. News outlets are encouraged to contact these organizations directly for updates:

Cal Fire: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office: Website

For fire info, call Shasta County Fire Department: 530-225-2510.

Evacuation Centers (American Red Cross)

For additional information on visiting Redding, please explore VisitRedding.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @VisitReddingCA or Instagram at VisitRedding.

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MEDIA ALERT #2: 

RESOURCES FOR CARR WILDFIRE INFORMATION

UPSTATE CA STRENGTHENING WITH COMMUNITY SUPPORT

REDDING, Calif. (July 27, 2018) – The Shasta County area is currently experiencing wildfire conditions and a local/state emergency has been declared. The Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official tourism marketing organization for the City of Redding, and the Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association (SCWA) continue to closely monitor the situation.

Laurie Baker, CEO for the Redding CVB and General Manager of the SCWA, notes the efforts of emergency services personnel and the community as a whole.

“We applaud the collective efforts of emergency services personnel and the hospitality community,’ Baker said. “The health and safety of our neighbors and visitors is our top concern and we’ve already seen many examples of the community pulling together to help each other remain strong.”

It is important to note that the Shasta Cascade region represents roughly 25 percent of the state’s land mass in an area roughly the size of Ireland. We recommend that those planning a visit over the next several days check with their accommodations providers and local authorities for the most updated status of the situation before their planned stay.

Visitors who are in the area may refer to this list of resources, which can provide additional information. News outlets are encouraged to contact these organizations directly for updates:

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MEDIA ALERT #1: 

RESOURCES FOR CARR WILDFIRE INFORMATION

REDDING, Calif. (July 26, 2018) – The Shasta County area is currently experiencing wildfire conditions and a local/state emergency has been declared. The Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official tourism marketing organization for the City of Redding, along with the Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association, greatly appreciates the outstanding support received from the emergency service response teams who are working to keep everyone safe.

“The health and safety of our neighbors and visitors is our top concern,” said Laurie Baker, CEO for the Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau and General Manager of the SCWA. “We want to ensure our community and those visiting the area have the most up-to-date information, in accordance with the appropriate authority’s direction.”

Visitors who are in the area may refer to this list of resources, which can provide additional information on the situation. News outlets are encouraged to contact these organizations directly for updates.

About Redding, CA
Situated at the northern end of the Sacramento River Valley, Redding is the hub city in Shasta Cascade and is located just two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco. Averaging 300+ days of beautiful weather a year, Redding offers outdoor adventure and attractions for every age, along with great wine, food, sporting and cultural events, dining, lodging and entertainment. The great Sacramento River runs through the center of town, helping earn Redding the fame of being America’s great kayaking destinations. Nearby scenic lakes, rivers, state and national parks, including Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Lassen Volcanic National Park, make Redding a fantastic base-camp for exploration in Shasta Cascade, offering Any Adventure, Any Day. Redding is conveniently located at the crossroads of I-5 and California state routes 299 and 44, and is accessible by daily flights from San Francisco.

About Shasta Cascade
California’s hidden gem, the Shasta Cascade region offers 25 percent of the state’s land mass with just three percent of the overall population. Covering an area roughly the size of Ireland, the Shasta Cascade region is the perfect place to get enjoy the great outdoors. Comprised of eight rural counties historically known for being part of the pioneer gold rush in the mid-1800s, this majestic region of northern California is abundantly scattered with lakes, rivers, mountains and historic mining towns, and includes Lassen Volcanic National Park, two national monuments, six national forests and seven California state parks offering unforgettable fun and adventure. This area offers a wide variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation with magnificent landscapes that include towering volcanoes, alpine ranges, and glaciers, waterfalls, lush forests, pristine lakes, and roaring rivers. Shasta Cascade is easy to get to by auto, air, or Amtrak, and offers an off-the-beaten-path experience where people discover the abundance of nature in one of the few unspoiled areas remaining in California. For more information, visit www.shastacascade.com, like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ShastaCascade, or find us on twitter www.twitter.com/ShastaCascade

Media Contacts:

Laurie Baker
Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau
Laurie@shastacascade.org   
Cell: 530-917-4140

T.J. Holmes
Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau
TJ@VisitRedding.com
Office: 530.225.4105 / Cell: 530.513.1390

Terence Gallagher
Lou Hammond Group
terryg@louhammond.com
Office: 212-891-0211 / Cell: 917-539-0633

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