Gov. Kenny Guinn has proclaimed April 28 as Arbor Day for Nevada. The last Friday in April is celebrated as Arbor Day in Nevada. A tree planting by the Carson City Shade Tree Council will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Carson City Library, located at the corner of Roop and Washington streets.
Arbor Day began in 1872, according to the National Arbor Day Foundation, through the efforts of one J. Sterling Morton, a Michigan native who missed the trees of his home state when he moved to Nebraska.
For the 12th year, Carson City will be named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation, indicating that Carson City has a commitment to planting and caring for trees.
In Reno, volunteers from the National Arbor Day Foundation and the Home Depot Foundation will plant 100 trees at the South Valleys Regional Sports Complex, located at 15650 Wedge Parkway, to observe Arbor Day. More than 80 elementary school students will learn how to properly plant, mulch, and water the trees. Call 887-2115.
NDOW offers drawing for vacation on Lake Mead
The Nevada Department of Wildlife has teamed up with Seven Crown Resorts and Southwest Airlines to offer a four-day houseboat vacation on Lake Mead. Included in the prize package are two round-trip tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies.Through Sept. 5, signing up to receive e-mails from NDOW automatically enters participants in a drawing for the vacation.To sign up, visit www.ndow.org.
NDEP offers well-head protection grants
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has approximately $250,000 in grant funding available to help Nevada communities, American Indian tribes and public water systems develop and implement well-head protection plans to protect underground sources of drinking water. The deadline for submitting proposals is May 19. Call 687-9426.
Schoolkids can view munchers at work
Area teachers are invited to make appointments to bring students to see the newly arrived flock of sheep do their fire-reduction work near C Hill.
Contact Resource Concepts for details, 883-1600. Ask for Tracy or Ryan.
Lecture on ranches at Nevada State Museum
The Frances Humphrey lecture series will be continued at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nevada State Museum with a lecture entitled "Centennial Ranches and Farms of Nevada."
This lecture will detail the Centennial Ranch and Farm Award Program and includes family histories of the 2004 and 2005 award winners and a description of the program. Call 687-4810 ext. 239.
'Selling on eBay: The Basics' class offered
The Nevada Small Business Development Center and several others are sponsoring a class entitled "Selling on eBay: The Basics," designed to teach those recently introduced to the Internet how to use the popular auction site eBay to make money.
This class is Tuesday at Western Nevada Community College, 2201 W. College Parkway, room 201, 8:30-3:30 p.m. For information, call the Carson City Chamber of Commerce at 882-1565.
The cost is $50, preregistration is required.
Min-Gard to hold monthly meeting Tuesday
Min-Gard will hold it's monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Carson Valley United Methodist Church on Centerville Lane. All active and retired federal employees are invited. Call 265-7409.
Memorial Point closed due to construction
Due to construction on Highway 28, the overlook and restroom at Memorial Point, part of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, will be closed immediately until approximately May 1.
Memorial point is one mile north of Sand Harbor.
The Nevada Division of State Parks, part of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, apologizes to the public for any inconvenience this may cause. Questions can be directed to the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park's main office at 831-0494.
Lyon County Democratic Central Committee meets
The Lyon County Democratic Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Silver Springs Senior Citizen Center one block east of Highway 95 A.
Call 577-2505 or visit www.lyoncountydems.org.
Audubon Society hosts Swan Lake side show
The Lahontan Audubon Society will be hosting a slide show by Bob Goodman on Tuesday, about the current happenings at the Swan Lake Nature Study Area north of Reno.
Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7, at the South Valleys Library at 15650A Wedge Parkway off of Mount Rose Highway.
For information or directions, call 324-2473.