Date: October 1, 2007
CONTACT: Mike Brown, (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE NO. 2008-01
DUMP AREA NORTHWEST OF CARLIN CLEANED UP … AGAIN
A group of concern citizens joined forces with Newmont Mining, Carlin Department of Public Works, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to clean up the Marys Wash area northwest of Carlin on Saturday, September 29.
“This was the third time in as many years that area has been cleaned up,” said BLM Law Enforcement Ranger Carrie Pope. “Fifteen volunteers removed five refrigerators, a washer/dryer, couch, yard debris, and enormous amount of household waste.”
Pope added that year’s cleanup was spear headed by Carlin residents Rick Folkmire and Marshall “Red” Browning. Newmont Mining sponsored a 30 yard dumpster that was filled completely at the end of the day. The dumpster will be transported to the Elko City Landfill. The Carlin Department of Public Works supplied a front-end loader and also took refrigerators (including arranging for the Freon removal) and tires at no charge.
After Marys Wash was picked up, the volunteers moved to the Suzie Creek area behind the Carlin Conservation Camp and removed additional appliances and household waste.
“We’re fortunate to have the volunteers who not only care about what the public land looks like, but are willing to back it up with action,” Pope concluded. “The City of Carlin Police Department and BLM will continue to patrol the area. Two years ago, two people paid $1,000 fine when they were caught dumping there.”