Have you ever stopped to consider why 200 volunteers from teens to adults and grandparents would gather together on a perfect fall morning to pick up trash and abandoned junk that got “lost” on the way to the Carson City Landfill?
Bill Knight representing Kiwanis Club of Carson City and Rob Scanland, president of Kiwanis Club of Sierra Nevada, were the co-chairmen for the 26th Annual Carson River Cleanup during the BLM’s Public Lands Day.
Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Lt. Commander Meyer and Chief Ingram reported for duty with 151 Cadets from Carson High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps along with a total of 49 Kiwanians, Boy Scouts and volunteers from our community to pick up trash.
Victoria Wilkins, Assistant Field Manager at the BLM, Roger Mollendorf, Carson City Parks and Recreation Director and Supervisor Lori Bagwell were among the volunteers as Rob Scanland addressed the group advising them to be safe. “If you see any needles, live shells or any dangerous items, call a responsible adult.”
Scanland continued, “All this would not be possible without Carson River Wranglers donating this year’s T-shirts along with the BLM Public Land T-shirts. Mike Ashbey, the manager of Les Schwab Tires at 3219 North Carson Street donated 800 bottles of water for everyone to stay hydrated. Thank you.”
The Carson River is bone dry in places this year. In fact the river hasn’t flowed in so long a lively debate developed as to which way the river flowed.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Today, Kiwanis Club of Carson City, Kiwanis Club of Sierra Nevada, CHS Kiwanis Key Club, CHS NJROTC, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Carson River Wranglers and other community oriented citizens made up the group of volunteers.