A Las Vegas resident is rallying volunteers to clean up Nelson’s Landing after a recent spike of litter at the popular cliff jumping spot on Lake Mohave.
Pellegrino, a business owner who has lived in Las Vegas for five years, said he visits Nelson’s Landing several times each summer. A recent increase in litter has inspired him to call on residents to clean up their mess.
“When I go there, I bring an extra bag or two to load up [on garbage],” Pellegrino said. “I was there last Saturday and it was filthy, and everybody talks and gets mad but nobody does anything about it.”
Pellegrino said other business owners have donated food and even a banner to help. He encourages anyone in the community who can donate supplies or come clean up to do their part for the summer hub.
“People buy a cheap grill and leave it there,” Pellegrino said. “They leave their garbage (and) their cans.”
The event will begin at 8 a.m. Aug. 25 at Nelson’s Landing, and Pellegrino said he will bring the garbage bags, and grill hamburgers and hot dogs for volunteers. He’s still hoping to find a local company to donate a generator or shop vac for the day.
“I’m not a super green guy,” he said. “I just can’t stand people that take advantage of nature.”