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Students create videos on river preservation

Staff Reports

View student films and vote for favorites in the annual “Keep Streamsides Greener, Keep Water Cleaner” competition at http://www.facebook.com/carsonriver

Students from schools in the Carson River watershed were invited to enter the competition about preserving, protecting and restoring the river and shoreline.

Winners of the “Keep Streamsides Greener, Keep Water Cleaner” competition receive $250 cash prizes and will have their work shown at the Carson River Film Festival, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 27, at the Carson City Sheriff’s Building, 911 E. Musser St.

The 1- to 3-minute information videos focus on how the Carson River benefits the community. Students were required to include an action message to prompt the public to help protect the river. The contest is sponsored by the Carson River Coalition Education Working Group.

“We’re looking for short video projects that creatively explain why the Carson River’s riparian area is important and what people can do to help it,” said Sue Donaldson, coalition member and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension water quality specialist.

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Donaldson said riparian areas are sensitive ecosystems occurring along water courses or in water bodies. They have unique soil and plants, and work to store water in a way that helps reduce floods, stabilize streambanks from erosion, filter water for higher quality, provide habitat for birds, mammals and fish, and provide a place for recreation.

Information on the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension at unce.unr.edu or 784-7070.