One hundred volunteers from the Zappos Family and KEEN recently joined Friends of Nevada Wilderness to improve heavily-used recreation sites in Lee Canyon, about 40 minutes northwest of Las Vegas. Teams painted 53 picnic table and bench sets, cleaned out 45 public barbecue grills, and removed 15 cubic yards of trash. The volunteers also broke up illegal fire rings, and completed five miles of trail clean-up on the Sawmill and Blue Tree trails.
Kurt Kuznicki, Southern Nevada Program Director for Friends of Nevada Wilderness, led the project, sponsored by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership. “I’m thrilled so many folks are willing to lend a hand to keeping public recreation areas in great condition. It’s our belief that if folks come out and see a freshly painted table and a beautiful picnic area, they’ll leave it that way.”
“It’s a great break-up to the work week – you get out of the office and get to help out,” said Temple, who works with Zappos Development, Inc. in content. “I’m super excited to come back next year!”
See the official video and additional event photos at www.NevadaWild.blogspot.com.