The Oregon- California Trails Association, is an organization dedicated to the preservation, appreciation and enjoyment of all transmigration trails to the west, the trails that made the United States an ocean-to-ocean nation.
The Fernley Swales is a one mile stretch of the California Emigrant trail, and Trans continental railroad. This is a historical area has become a dumping ground and needs to be cleaned up. Steven is orginizing this event for his eagle scout project and he needs your help. Sat Sept. 30 2017 at 9 am Just past Terribles. Come one Come all. This is a grand event to help preserve history. Please come and help the more people the better. We thank you in advance.
Posted by Trent Schroetlin on Friday, September 15, 2017
FERNLEY DEEP SANDS SWALE CLEANUP
On Saturday, September 30 (National Public Lands Day), there will be a community cleanup of a segment of the historic Fernley Deep Sand Swales, a most arduous portion of the Truckee River Route of the California Emigrant Trail.
Participants will meet at 9 am where the pavement ends on Truck Inn Way, a quarter-mile north of the Terrible’s Travel Center at the I-80 East Fernley exit, exit 48. Visitors can stop by and see the new Fernley Swales interpretive signs at Terrible’s entrance on their way to the event.
Work will conclude no later than 4 pm. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring sunscreen and a sack lunch. Long sleeved shirts, long pants, and a hat are recommended. Gloves, shovels and rakes, trash bags, and water will be provided by BLM and participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.
The cleanup is coordinated by Fernley Boy Scout Troop 1783 in partnership with the Fernley Rotary Club, the City of Fernley, the Bureau of Land Management, the California Nevada Chapter of the Oregon-California Trails Association, and Terrible’s Travel Center.
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands and brings together hundreds of thousands of individual and organizational volunteers to help restore America’s public lands. https://www.neefusa.org/public-lands-day.
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Richard (Dick) Carroll Young, 85, of Yuba City, passed away August 6, 2017. He was born in Sacramento to Anne and Jacob Young and graduated from CK McClatchy High School. He married Joan Bosworth in 1954, graduated from UNR in Civl Engineering to begin his 38 year career at Division of Highways/CalTrans.
During his life, Dick presided as Mayor of Yuba City and President of Lake Tahoe Historical Society, Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and El Dorado County STAR at So. Lake Tahoe.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan Young; children, Sharon Wonder, Peter Young, Christina Estabrook; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and two cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation, 2170 South Avenue, SLT, CA 96150 or South Lake Tahoe Historical Society, 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd., SLT, CA 96150 or Oregon California (emigrant) Trails Association, 524 S. Osage Street, Independence, MO 64050.
A Celebration Life will be held at St. Andrew Church, Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1-4 pm.
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Fernley Deep Sand Swales Cleanup
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