Carson Valley Trails Association gets assistance from NV Energy
November 8, 2011
NV Energy recently provided a group of volunteers to help with trail-building work on the Genoa Canyon segment of the Genoa Loop Trail. Supervised by trail builders from the Carson Valley Trails Association, Dick Morissette and Bob Yandow, the volunteers created 100 feet of new trail on a mountain hillside where no trail existed before and widened a trail on the shady side of the slope to make it safer and more passable.
“I consider the work we did to be the sweat equity we put into a project we really believe in,” said Karen Ross, NV Energy community relations manager, who participated in the NV Energy trail-building workday.
In addition to volunteers for trail building, NV Energy recently provided CVTA with a $15,000 NV Energy Foundation grant to fund the materials and construction of three informational trailhead kiosks for the Clear Creek/Jacks Valley area.
CVTA needs volunteers to continue trail-building work in the Genoa Canyon area, at the end of Carson Street in Genoa. Workdays are scheduled daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Nov. 20. No previous trail-building experience is needed, and volunteers can work for all or part of the day. Volunteers should wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy hiking shoes or boots and glasses or sunglasses. Hard hats and tools are provided. Bring water and lunch. More information: 722-8784 or http://www.carsonvalleytrails.org.
The Carson Valley Trails Association is a nonprofit volunteer organization working with partners to provide access to public lands through a recreational trail system for present and future generations to enjoy.