Volunteers help spruce up region’s ecological oasis

Volunteers help spruce up region’s ecological oasis

Volunteers help spruce up, clean up region’s ecological oasis for diving and wading birds

By Ela Zawadzka, May 5, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Spring cleaning isn’t always limited to a house – sometimes, it incorporates rivers, lakes and meadows. Forrest Fox, Mike Stone and Bob Goodman of the Swan Lake Advisory Board, along with Jeff Haliczer and Bary Brady, coordinated a crew of 35 volunteers to clean Horse Creek, the main water supply for Swan Lake. Their efforts yielded roughly ONE TON of trash and weeds! THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!  

Thank YOU for removing 25 bags of trash! (500 lbs, .25 tons)

Thank YOU for digging up 75 bags of weeds! (1500 lbs, .75 tons)

Swan Lake is an important natural resource in Northern Nevada that has existed for thousands of years. It is comprised of various water and marsh habitats allowing for both diving and wading birds. More than 150 species of birds have been observed at Swan Lake, and migratory Tundra Swan rest there from November through February, thus giving the lake its name. The lake also provides habitat for aquatic invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles and various other animals, which are no doubt much happier now that spring cleaning has improved their home!