Under the leadership of longtime CA-NV member Tom Fee the annual Fernley Swales cleanup took place on October 2, 2010

Text and Photos by Tom Fee

Richard Velarde with his skip loader.   Note the  transmission which had been dumped within the 130 acre Fernley Swales Historic Preservation Easement

Richard Velarde with his skip loader. Note the transmission which had been dumped within the 130 acre Fernley Swales Historic Preservation Easement

 

There were a total of seven loads taken to the TrashPros Transfer Station for an approximate total of 15 cubic yards of trash and refuse taken from the Fernley Swales Historic Preservation Easement.

 

 

 

Richard Velarde and Rancy Gahr loading the Fernley Parks and Recreation trailer with yard refuse.

Richard Velarde and Rancy Gahr loading the Fernley Parks and Recreation trailer with yard refuse.

 

Randy Gahr of the Fernley Department of Parks and Recreation with a large trailer made two trips that totaled eight cubic yards.  The able assistance of Richard Velarde of Silver Springs with his skip loader made for fast work loading the trailer.

 

 

 

Larry Christensen and Keith Brown taking a break while Betty Aleck of the Fernley Leader-Courier prepares to interview them.

Larry Christensen and Keith Brown taking a break while Betty Aleck of the Fernley Leader-Courier prepares to interview them.

Greg Evangelatos, Fernley City Manager, was a member of this efficient team.  Stephen Christy, BLM archaeologist made one trip in his one ton truck that totaled three cubic yards. Larry Christensen and Keith Brown were members of Stephen’s team.

 

 

 

 

BLM archaeologist Stephen Christy and volunteer Jim Moorman unload trash and refuse from the BLM truck at the Trash Pros Transfer Station.

BLM archaeologist Stephen Christy and volunteer Jim Moorman unload trash and refuse from the BLM truck at the Trash Pros Transfer Station.

Linda Sanders of the Fernley Preservation Society made two trips with her pick-up. Melinda Stewart, Jaylene Moore, and Jim Moorman were members of Linda’s team.  Larry Christensen and Keith Brown also made one trip each with their pickup trucks.

TrashPros made a significant contribution to the cleanup efforts by giving us Transfer Station Dumping Waivers for the day. Tom Fee of Reno,  a member of the California-Nevada Chapter of the Oregon-California Trails Association, organized the event.  The first cleanup was held in 1998.  The Historic Easement Cleanup events have been held annually since 2001.

Linda Sanders has been a hard working member of all ten of the annual cleanups.  Betty Aleck of the Fernley Leader-Courier has done articles for all ten of the annual cleanups.