The Nature Conservancy's Volunteer DayBeatty, NV
On Saturday June 11th, Volunteers gathered at the Stagecoach Inn in Beatty, NV. After a short talk about TNC, it's overall mission, and local objectives, we got to work. We split into 3 groups. The first group walked downstream along thee Amargosa River picking up trash, the second drove to the Amargosa Conservancy's Apfel Park for some cleanup, weed removal, and maintenance. Group three headed to TNC's Torrance Ranch to build some redwood picnic tables, and remove invasive weeds.
Thank you to everyone! We had a great time, everyone worked so hard to make it a successful day. The weather cooperated with a soft cool breeze and light cloud cover, creating a perfect morning to work outside.
Local residents of Beatty and Amargosa, the Boy Scouts of Beatty, members of the Red Rock Audubon Society, from both Pahrump and Las Vegas, and members of the Amargosa Conservancy, worked together from 9am till noon.
Afterwards everyone met at Torrance Ranch to have lunch while trying out the new picnic tables. Hot dogs, veggie burgers, turkey burgers, a huge salad, some fresh fruit, cookies, and lots of cold drinks kept everyone around till early afternoon. The group enjoyed watching birds, making friends, and enjoying the results from the morning's hard work. It was noteworthey that so many folks from the May 21st, Red Rock Audubon Society Bird Walk came out to help. We are building a Beatty team!
Thanks again everyone. What fun!
|Local Boy Scouts from Beatty, NV joined in to help clean up.|
Scouts, and their group leaders, local residents picked up trash along the Amargosa River