Carson River cleanup needs lots of volunteers |

Carson River cleanup needs lots of volunteers

Don Quilici

This is a final reminder that Saturday, Sept. 22 is the annual Carson City Kiwanis Club Carson River Cleanup.

Kiwanis Club representative Ron Bowman is asking for lots of volunteers to help with the cleanup.

He says that there will be more than enough to do for everyone who shows up, and would love to have as many as 150-200 volunteers on that day.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 22.

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

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

Some Planned activities: Cleanup at several areas along the river, planting willow saplings in the Mexican Dam area, removing abandoned vehicles (with the invaluable assistance from the Nevada National Guard), and whatever else they can find to help improve and cleanup the Carson River.

They will also be doing some cleanup at the Prison Hill area.

Volunteer under the age of 18: Will need a signed permission slip from their parents or guardians to work on the cleanup. Those permission slips will be available at the work sites. Those bringing groups of youngsters may also obtain those slips by calling the individuals listed below.

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

Kiwanis Club: Will be issuing Carson River Cleanup 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 be hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks, etc.