Swan Lake Nature Study Area is a treasured bird watching spot in north Reno and a designated Important Birding Area because of its unusually diverse population of birds, including Tundra Swans. A 600-foot floating boardwalk and other trails allow visitors to enjoy the wetlands area.
For several years, LAS has scheduled an annual cleanup of the Swan Lake Nature Study area. This year, LAS is teaming with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) to clean up Swan Lake, Please join us for this year’s cleanup.
SATURDAY, April 27, 2019
Time: 8:00 am – Noon
Directions: Meet by the Swan Lake Nature Study Area, located at the end of Lear Blvd. Take the Lemmon Valley exit from Highway 395 North (exit 74), go north on Lemmon Valley Drive, turn left onto Military Road, follow Military Road to Lear Blvd; park along Lear. (MAP)
Because of severe flooding, garbage is floating in the wetlands, endangering our wildlife. This year’s cleanup will include trash pick-up, and removal of invasive weeds along the trails, and at the covered classroom/picnic area,
KTMB will provide, buckets, push brooms, litter pickers, and shovels. If you have members who would like to bring their own work gloves and shovels, that would be helpful.
We ask that each volunteer wears sun protective gear, long pants, sturdy/closed toe shoes, and bring water.
Because of the past flooding at Swan Lake, if volunteers have waterproof shoes, we recommend bringing those as well.
You may want to bring:
Closed-toe shoes or boots; waterproof boots are highly encouraged as the area will be wet or muddy.
Because of all the water, children are not encouraged at this clean-up site.