Sisson Meadow was purchased in January of 2003 to protect a remarkable 7.5 acre wetland parcel near the center of Mt. Shasta City. The meadow is accessible from Castle Street, and is adjacent to Sisson School and the Mount Shasta library. The public enjoys the restored wetland meadow from boardwalk trails.
The official “unveiling” was held in spring of 2003, with a public event promoting the work of the SLT, encouraging volunteer efforts to implement the proposed improvements, educating the public about the importance of wetland conservation, and providing participants an opportunity to become a supporting members of the SLT.
Sisson Meadow is maintained entirely through wonderful volunteer efforts. These efforts are currently led by Sam Baxter. As lead steward, Sam identifies and schedules annual upkeep for Sisson Meadow, organizes clean-up days, organizes maintenance projects, and oversees other volunteer activities that help take care of the meadow. SLT volunteers are also working with several local teachers to create curriculum for Sisson Meadow.
The Siskiyou Land Trust holds a clean-up day for the meadow every spring and fall. We clean the boardwalk, pull noxious plants from the meadow and keep the meadow a pristine home for all plants and wildlife. We greatly appreciate our great volunteers who make sure Sisson Meadow . Please contact the SLT office for meadow clean-up dates and volunteer opportunities to participate in keeping Siskiyou County beautiful.
There are several pedestrian access points to Sisson Meadow trails. The Mt. Shasta Library offers parking in the lot and along E. Alma Street. Just walk around to the back of the Library building to find trails leading into the meadow. Another popular entrance to stroll from downtown up East Castle Street. Alder Street has a delightful “secret”entrance with rock steps leading down to a bridge across a small stream, with limited parking along the street. All trails lead out into the open meadow, with boardwalks over wetland areas, benches for sitting, and tables for picnics.