Award given out to corps |

Award given out to corps

by Timothy Bowman

Hard work can give you the blues.

That is just what Nevada Conservation Corps workers from Reno have found, but they are not sad. They would prefer the blue hues of Lake Tahoe stay around for a long time.

NCC members from Reno where honored Tuesday by the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District for the work they put into preserving the beauty of Lake Tahoe. The NCC works in conjunction with the NTCD to do conservation projects around the lake.

NTCD program coordinator, Jeff Orrell said the NCC crew that was recognized worked on retrofitting homes to help control precipitation run off that carries sediment in to the lake.

“The reason we wanted to do this for the crew is to recognize their work at the end of the season,” Orrell said. “They worked with speed, the job looked great and the homeowners were satisfied. This work is hard, it is hot and it is backbreaking.”

Orrell complimented the commitment to conservation of the NCC members.

“I feel like the people that do the hard work never get the credit,” Orrell said. “They do the work nobody else really does. A lot of people talk about the environment, but don’t do anything about it. I just admire these people who do it day in and day out 40 hours a week.”

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