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Volunteers Prep Lye Creek Campground for Youth Stewards

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Volunteers joined Friends of Nevada Wilderness in the Santa Rosa Range to prep Lye Creek Campground for youth stewards with Nevada Outdoor School’s Summer Adventure Camp II. Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Nevada Outdoor School have teamed up to bring

stewardship and education opportunities to northern Nevada youth since 2005.

“This project was necessary to prepare the area for the Adventure Campers to do their stewardship work,” said Stewardship Coordinator Brenna Archibald, who led the project. Volunteers sanded and prepped 14 picnic tables to be painted by the 6th-8th grade students whowill be participating in the camp from July 9th-14th. Adventure Camp II aims to build kids’ confidence while introducing them to recreation opportunities and outdoor skills.

In addition to preparing the picnic furniture for painting, volunteers also constructed 50 feet and cleaned up one mile of the fence encircling Lye Creek Campground. The fence prevents grazing cattle and sheep from disturbing campers. “Lye Creek Campground is one of the only developed campgrounds in Humboldt County, so it’s important we keep this area maintained,” said Wes Hoskins, Forest Project Coordinator for

Friends of Nevada Wilderness. “It’s great that we can improve Lye Creek and encourage youth stewardship at the same time.”

There are still opportunities to get out into wild Nevada in the Santa Rosa Range, including July 13-15, and for National Public Lands Day on September 14-16. Visitwww.NevadaWilderness.org or contact [email protected] for more information

about volunteer opportunities in the Santa Rosa Range.

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