SWAN LAKE NATURE STUDY AREA CLEANUP
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.
For several years, LAS has scheduled an annual cleanup of the Swan Lake Nature Study area. LAS has teamed with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) to clean up Swan Lake.
Due to severe flooding, garbage is floating in the wetlands, endangering our wildlife. LAS participates in trash pick-up, and removal of invasive weeds along the trails, and at the covered classroom/picnic area.
MINE CLAIM MARKER LEGISLATION
Audubon in Nevada scored a victory for Nevada’s state bird, the Mountain Bluebird, as well as for many other bird species when the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 108 on May 26, 2009. The legislation (Nevada Revised Statues 517.030) called for the removal of all PVC posts used as mine claim markers across Nevada. Members of Lahontan Audubon Society’s Conservation Committee worked tirelessly with the Nevada Mining Association, members of the industry, and our legislators starting in 2007 in a cooperative effort to pass the legislation.