RENO — The Swan Lake Nature Study Area is preparing for the annual spring clean-up and weed pull on May 5 in Lemmon Valley. This event cleans up winter debris and is the perfect time to destroy thistle rosettes devastating wildlife habitat.
Volunteers gather at the McDonald’s restaurant in the Lemmon Valley off U.S. 395 at 8:30 a.m. then separate into groups to assist with minor maintenance jobs, clean up trash or dig weed at designates sites around Swan Lake until noon.
Volunteers are advised to bring water, gloves, dress in layers and wear a hat or sunscreen. Hip waders or boots are useful for trash removal in wet areas. Be forewarned that this is dirty work.
For more information, call 851-5180.