US FOREST SERVICE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
TO ASSIST DURING SNOW SEASON
The U.S. Forest Service is looking for volunteers this winter at Mount Charleston to keep the thousands of visitors safe in the snow.
Snow Play Hosts are to provide roadside information about snow play opportunities and take part in the fun while engaging visitors at snow play sites.
The hosts are also to help visitors have a fun experience while reducing impacts to the forest.
Experience in volunteering in a similar setting is a plus but not required.
Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and able to work outdoors in cold conditions.
Hosts will work on weekends and holidays. Average shifts will range between three and six hours.
Minimum commitment desired is two shifts per month.
Volunteers are needed through the end of March.
For more information, visit
discoverspringmountains.org/volunteer.html or contact Suzanne Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 839-5566.
TRANSIT BUSES TO MOVE TO WEEKEND SCHEDULES ON CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR’S
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is to operate Saturday or Sunday transit system schedules on holidays, including Christmas and New Year’s Day, due to traditionally lower ridership and less traffic on these days.
The commission enacts Sunday schedules for holidays with the lowest ridership and Saturday schedules for holidays with slightly higher ridership.
Schedules for all commission transit routes are available at rtcsouthernnevada.com or in the commission’s Transit Guide.
For more information, call 228-7433.
RED ROCK CANYON CLOTHING AVAILABLE
Friends of Red Rock Canyon offers limited edition clothing, some with a distinctive howling coyote logo.
The sweatshirt has a map of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area trails. It’s priced at $24 (or $20.40 for Friends members).
There also is a short-sleeved blue denim shirt for warmer weather, priced at $25 ($21.25 for members).
To place an order, call 515-5360 Tuesday through Friday.
RECYCLING PROGRAM TO COLLECT CHRISTMAS TREES FOR MULCH
Recycle your Christmas tree and help create mulch used to beautify and sustain local public gardens and parks.
There are 20 drop sites around the valley accepting trees free of charge from Monday through Jan. 15.
Centennial Hills donation sites include the NV Division of Forestry Nursery in Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, and Sunny Springs Park, 7620 Golden Talon Ave.
Donations are to be free of nonorganic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension works with other community organizations to host the recycling event.
The trees’ organic material is chipped into mulch, which helps conserve soil moisture and keeps plants healthy. Last year, Southern Nevada residents recycled more than 15,000 trees, which created 130 tons of mulch for landscaping projects at local parks.
For a complete list of donation sites, visit cdsn.org.