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River Wranglers wrap up season

Staff Reports

In autumn, as leaves changed color and begin falling to the ground, busloads of Douglas County 4th graders and high school science students headed to the river to learn, work and have fun.

Fourth-grade students from Minden, Gardnerville and Scarselli elementary schools met Douglas High School FFA students at the Nature Conservancy River Fork Ranch.

Teams, led by the teens, explored the Carson River watershed and animals that depend on the Carson River, made water cycle bracelets, learned about beaver adaptations, talked about nonpoint source pollution and planted willow pole bundles to stabilize the riverbank.

Conserve Carson River Work Days is funded by Carson Water Subconservancy District and Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.

The streamside work is coordinated by the Carson Valley Conservation District under the guidance of Craig Burnside and Mike Hayes.

To learn more about this project and environmental education in the Carson River watershed, contact River Wranglers. http://www.riverwranglers.org , linda@riverwranglers.org and like them on Facebook.