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FERNLEY SWALES CLEANUP National Public Lands Day, September 24, 2022

Just a mile north of Fernley, the Fernley Swales (1844-1868) are the ONLY example of deep sand swales left by emigrant wagons on the historic California Trail. The Central Pacific Railroad grade (1868-1902) runs parallel to the trail.

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FERNLEY SWALES CLEANUP National Public Lands Day, September 24, 2022
FERNLEY SWALES CLEANUP National Public Lands Day, September 24, 2022

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fernley, Mission Way, Fernley, NV 89408, USA

About the event

The BLM Carson City office and the CA-NV Chapter of the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) and citizens of Fernley are hosting our 23rd annual cleanup party on National Public Lands Day to remove trash that has been dumped in and near the Fernley Swales.  Thanks to our dedicated partners for supporting this event! Fernley Rotary Club Bureau of Land Management Oregon California Trails Association Fernley Chapter, Desert Pigs Olcese Waste Services WE ARE INVITING YOU TO HELP OUT! SATURDAY, SEPT. 24: 9:00 AM TO NOON DIRECTIONS: At the I-80 East Fernley Exit (Exit 48), turn north (left if eastbound, right if westbound). Continue straight (north) along the west side of the Terrible’s Truck Stop. We will meet at the corner of Mission Way, the road to the Veterans Cemetery, WHAT TO WEAR/BRING: Please wear a hat and layered clothing. Heavy gloves, boots, and long pants - prickly weeds are abundant! Bring lunch/snacks and water. If you have a truck to haul trash to the on-site dumpsters, that would be great! SUPPLIES: The BLM will provide trash bags, cleanup tools, extra gloves, cold drinks, a clean porta-potty and a hand wash station. Volunteers will receive a National Public Lands Day tshirt and a free entry pass for National Parks and other public land sites. SAFETY: We’ll have a short safety talk at the 9 a.m. start of the cleanup. We could encounter snakes, insects, and thorny plants. Use caution when picking up objects and wear gloves. BENEFITS: Show your community pride! Take care of our National Historic Trails! Make new friends! CONTACTS: Alicia Jensen, BLM Archaeologist: or (775) 885-6012  Jon Nowlin, OCTA representative: or (775) 883-5913  Don Hawkins, (775) 790-1286


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