For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Ventetuolo
Reno, Nev. Nov. 26, 2018. Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space, the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will be harvesting approximately 100 trees from Galena Creek Regional Park Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, to be given to Washoe County foster and adoptive families as well as Nevada National Guard families to use as Christmas trees.
Trees at Galena Creek Regional Park identified as part of the fuels reduction treatment program include small, white fir trees that need to be removed. Harvesting and then donating these trees is a great way to reuse them for the benefit of the community.
TREE CUTTING EVENT Media Availability:
- WHAT: Washoe County to harvest Christmas trees for local foster and Nevada National Guard families
- WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Media can meet Park Ranger Andy Brown at the Galena Creek Ranger Station from 9:15-9:30 a.m. and follow him to the tree harvesting area for footage and an interview.
- WHERE: Galena Creek Regional Park - Park Ranger Station, 18350 Mt. Rose Hwy, Reno
- CONTACT: Please contact Park Ranger Andy Brown at 775-843-6702
Washoe County aims to provide exceptional parks and open space, and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources. For more information, visit www.washoecountyparks.com.