Lampe make over

If you're sick of the dreary brown grass and the dull snowy sidewalks, here is your opportunity to help bring color into Carson Valley as spring arrives.

Nature's Abundance, a new non-profit organization, is presenting their first project to the public - a garden cleanup in Lampe Park.

Nature's Abundance was created by director Ron James at the beginning of this year.

"It's something to beautify the community, and encourage people's interest and energy in the community," James said. "It's for people who want to make a difference but don't have immediate options to do that."

"It's to keep the beauty of local parks, as well as other public areas like libraries and schools."

Lampe Park has two garden areas to be worked on - one next to the snack bar and the other a strip along the parking lot. There will be four cleaning and planting sessions: Friday, April 7, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. to noon; April 21, 1-4 p.m.; and April 22, 9 a.m. to noon.

Other projects include a cleanup and planting project for the senior center, as well as enhancing all of the county parks and other grounds around public buildings.

Along with their pending cleaning projects, Nature's Abundance is also selling nature images and photographs for $15 a piece to raise money for items not covered by donations, such as plant materials, bulbs, small trees, and other needs. The photographs are taken by Ron James and are complimentary to volunteers. Each picture is matted and sized for a standard 8x10 frame and are currently being sold at the Carson Valley Garden and Ranch Center, off of Highway 395.

If you're interested in volunteering, or would like more information, contact director Ron James at 267-4930.


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