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Caughlin Fire restoration efforts this weekend
by Tribune Staff
Feb 23, 2012 | 1260 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Much work has already been done to heal the scars created by the catastrophic Caughlin Fire that destroyed 32 homes at the end of November, and additional work is set for this weekend.

Starting today and continuing through April 1, Soil Tech will be installing 13,000 linear feet of sediment logs, 17 acres of hydromulching and 650 feet of willow wattles within the Manzanita Canyon area scorched by the blaze.

The Nevada Land Conservancy was awarded a Truckee River Fund grant for emergency restoration measures. Soil Tech was awarded the contract by the Nevada Land Conservancy.

Residents are encouraged to limit their use of the access road during restoration activities

Community members interested in helping to restore the canyon should call Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful at 851-5185.

Also, victims of the Caughlin Fire can stop by select Starbucks this weekend to receive free native grass seed for their yards.

The Nevada Land Conservancy has teamed up with Starbucks to provide the seed to those affected by the Caughlin Fire at no charge to citizens. The seed was donated to the Nevada Land Conservancy by a grant received by the Nevada Division of Forestry.

Citizens will receive one-sixth acre bags (approximately 7,500 square feet of coverage) of seed and instructions for seeding by hand. Citizens will be asked to provide proof of residence and identification to claim the seed.

There are two pickup locations scheduled for this weekend:

• 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Starbucks at 4798 Caughlin Pkwy.

• 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Starbucks, at 6890 S. McCarran Blvd. (Lakeside Drive and McCarran Boulevard)

The Nevada Land Conservancy anticipates being able to hold a similar event for the victims of the Washoe Fire at a later date.

For more information about this program, contact Lynda Nelson at 997-3982 or Tracy Visher at 742-0046 at the Nevada Land Conservancy.
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