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Desert Dumping Success Stories

December 14, 2013 Scout Clean-Up

On December 14, the Southern Nevada District Desert Clean-Up Team held its final volunteer event for the Fall 2013 season in the Lake Mead/Sunrise area within the Las Vegas Valley. Scout Troop 442, their leaders and family members participated in the event.

The area selected for clean-up was filled with heavy construction, household and landscaping debris.  Due to previous commitments that morning, the scouts started their clean-up late in the day and worked at a fever pitch removing as much debris as humanly possible before darkness enveloped the area.

With daylight waning, the event was ended by the on-site safety official.  By the end of the event, the scouts removed 30 cubic yards of trash and debris from the area.

volunteers in actionvolunteers posed
Volunteers in actionVolunteers pose in front of removed trash

December 7, 2013 Eagle Scout Clean-Up

On December 7, the BLM Desert Clean-Up Team hosted an Eagle Scout clean up on a BLM managed parcel within the Las Vegas Valley at Nevso and S. Riley. 

Enduring near freezing temperatures, scattered rain/sleet and high wind, 20 scouts, scout leaders and parents came out along with two BLM Desert Clean Up Team members, to participate in the event.

The volunteers removed 30 cubic yards of illegally dumped trash, landscaping, construction and residential debris from the parcel. The group did an outstanding job despite the weather and endured numb fingers and toes. 

Eagle Scout clean-up projectEagle Scout crew posed 
Volunteers in actionVolunteers pose in front of dumpster