Thursday, July 27, 2006

Wee Thump Van-dang-go



WEE THUMP

On Feb. 2nd 2006, fourteen volunteers from the Friends of Nevada wilderness and the Nevada Conservation Corps completed a multifaceted restoration project in the Wee Thump Wilderness south of Las Vegas. Wee Thump is one of the smallest wilderness areas in the state. At the time of designation there was an abandoned van that had been shot to pieces, a bit of an eyesore to say the least. Using the minimal tool requirement for wilderness, our volunteers cut the van to pieces and hauled it out. Great work guys and gals!
The project included; 1) the restoration of two areas of motorized trespass, with the transplanting of native vegetation. 2) Trash collection and removal. 3) The reduction of an abandoned van to pieces, by Friends volunteer Bill James, using a Plasma Cutter, and 4) the removal of the vehicle pieces by the volunteers.
A total of 225 volunteer hours were logged, in the completion of this project.

3 comments:

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bcollins said...

hmmm.... oxy-acetelyene rig on mountain bike wheels? i would definetely like to be a part of your wildernessification projects!

as an LA resident i only recently made it all the way out to Wee Thump---i hope the Joshua Trees can hold out long enough for my kids to see 'em. great job on getting official recognition and protection Nevada! (why this area wasnt included in the MoJay Natl Preserve is beyond me)

bcollins said...

hmmm.... oxy-acetelyene rig on mountain bike wheels? i would definetely like to be a part of your wildernessification projects!

as an LA resident i only recently made it all the way out to Wee Thump---i hope the Joshua Trees can hold out long enough for my kids to see 'em. great job on getting official recognition and protection Nevada! (why this area wasnt included in the MoJay Natl Preserve is beyond me)