Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Alternative Spring Break: White Sand and Rusty Fence, or Day Two of Work

Our twelve Alternative Spring Break volunteers had fun today at the white dunes of the Desert Refuge by restoring an illegal trespass. After the dunes, we headed to Eaglehead, removing rusty barbed wire fence and spending a few moments learning about the people who called the refuge home centuries ago.

Spring Breaker and Board Treasurer Larry smiles for the camera!

Definitely not natural! Our volunteers are doing others a favor by picking up their left traces.

The team spent the afternoon working in Eaglehead to remove old fence obstructing
wildlife water access and migration paths. The area is also home to petroglyphs and historical artifacts - little bits of Nevada's past. Native Americans have called the refuge home for over 5,000 years, with the Las Vegas Paiute Reservation visible from Corn Creek Station on the west side of the refuge.

Time to tuck in after a long, hard day of work and a Dutch oven dinner of pork and beans with
ginger apple cake for dessert - yum!

No comments: