Guest blog by Incline Village High School Students, Cameron Riege, Megan Rachlin and Zoee Reige
September 28, 2013
Today, GREENevada high school students are volunteering at KTMB’s Truckee River Cleanup at Rock Park in Sparks, NV as part of the GREENevada Student and Teacher Leadership Retreat. There were 550 committed volunteers helping to clean, restore and beautify the Truckee River. Volunteers participated by picking up trash, pulling weeds and a variety of other park maintenance tasks. They removed over 16 tons of garbage and weeds from the Truckee River. We are all shocked at the amount of garbage that accumulated over the past year! People of all ages were her to show pride in their community. Many organizations and companies participated in the event, including GREENevada, REI, SaveMart, the Great Basin Institute’s Nevada Conservation Corp, and many others. Today was a huge success and we look forward to seeing even more volunteers participating next year!