Carson River cleanup day is next weekend |

Carson River cleanup day is next weekend

Staff reports

Carson River Cleanup, October 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sponsored by Soroptomists International of Carson Valley for the third year.

Volunteers in the “Make a Difference Day” event will be working on approximately 1/2 mile of the East Fork Carson River just east of the Lutheran Bridge in Gardnerville. Participants will be planting trees, cleaning up trash, installing Wood duck nesting boxes constructed by the Boy Scouts, bat boxes made by China Spring residents, planting cutthroat trout and wrapping tree trunks with chicken wire to protect against beaver damage.

The motto for Saturday’s effort is “Bring your helping hands,” and everyone who participates will receive a free T-shirt showing that sentiment.

Soroptomist Cora Hansen is the coordinator for this year’s event and Eagle Scout candidate Jason Jarrett will be helping the effort.

Soroptomists will be providing free hot dogs and drinks and the Lion’s Club will be cooking.

Other sponsors include the USDA, Lahontan Fish Hatchery, the NRCS and Bently Nevada.

Last year, 150 volunteers participated and this year twice as many T-shirts are being made at China Spring.

Volunteers should be at the Lutheran Bridge by 8:30 on Saturday, Oct. 24, bringing gloves, good shoes, extra socks, water to drink, a shovel, bucket and wire cutters if possible. All ages are welcome.

“We have something for everyone to do,” Hansen said.

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