Carson River clean-up still needs volunteers

This is a final reminder that Sept. 20, is the date of the annual Carson City Kiwanis Club and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson River Clean-Up.

Kiwanis Club representative Ron Bowman is asking for more volunteers to help with the clean-up.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 20.

Time: Check-in is at 8 a.m.

Check-in Location: The Bureau of Land Management office parking lot at 5665 Morgan Mill Road.

Planned activities: There will be clean-up work at a number of different areas along the river, which can include removing any abandoned vehicles, and doing whatever else can be done to help improve and clean-up the Carson River. In addition, there will be some clean-up work in the Prison Hill area, between the Nevada State Prison and the water tower. The volunteers will also be doing some clean-up work in a couple of small side canyons near Mexican Dam.

Volunteer under the age of 18: Will need a signed permission slip from their parents or guardians to work on the clean-up. Those permission slips will be available at the work sites.

Volunteer Requirements: Need to wear work clothes, and to have sturdy work gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent (if needed).

Kiwanis Club: Will be issuing Carson River Clean-Up T-shirts, snack bars, bottles of drinking water and a meal ticket for the lunch barbecue.

Free Lunch: Will be served at 1 p.m. at the BLM parking lot. It will consist of hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks, etc.

To sign up as a volunteer or for information: Call BLM Recreational Planner Mark Struble at 885-6000 or Kiwanis Club representative Ron Bowman at 885-7302 or Kiwanis Club representative and Boy Scouts representative Bill Knight at 882-3075.


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