Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Prepping Lye Creek Campground For Youth Stewardship Work

Over a dozen volunteers headed up to the Santa Rosa Range to prep Lye Creek Campground for youth stewards and complete general campground maintenance under blue skies and green mountain peaks.

Volunteers sanded and prepped 14 picnic tables to be painted by the 6th-8th grade students who will be participating in Nevada Outdoor School's Adventure Camp II from July 9th-14th. The week-long program aims to build kids’ confidence while introducing them to recreation opportunities and outdoor skills.

Lye Creek Campground is one of the only developed recreation sites in Humboldt County, and maintaining it is a high priority for Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Nevada Outdoor School.

In addition to prepping the picnic furniture for painting, volunteers also constructed 50 feet of trail.

The team also cleaned up one mile of the fence encircling Lye Creek Campground. The fence prevents grazing cattle and sheep from disturbing campers.

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. Visit or contact for more information about volunteer opportunities in the Santa Rosa Range.

All photos by Graham Stafford.

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