Tuesday, February 28, 2012

REI and Friends in the Desert Refuge

REI employees rolled up their sleeves to restore the Desert National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday, February 23.

Joining Friends of Nevada Wilderness staff and four interns from the Student Conservation Association, the team installed 167 feet of post and cable fence. The enclosure, measuring 1,800 square feet, encourages camping in the impacted area.

The volunteers dug 30 holes two feet into the rocky soil, then installed natural-looking juniper posts.

Half-inch cable was strung between the posts.

A huge thanks to the volunteers who came out and made a lasting difference in wild Nevada!

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