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n Jacks Valley

Environmental work honored

The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California was awarded an Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 award at a ceremony in San Francisco.

Headed by Marie Berry, the Washoe Tribe works to stabilize and restore a section of the Carson River corridor through Jacks Valley. The tribe has bio-engineered bank shaping, vegetation and habitat restoration.

Throughout the project, the Washoe Environmental Protection Department held four Washoe on the River Day events that brought up to 40 tribal members, elders, youth, and environmental professionals together to help in the restoration process while learning about hydrology and ecology of the river, its importance to the natural environment and its cultural connection to the Washoe people. The EPA said the tribe’s environmental stewardship has touched the lives of hundreds of people.

“The EPA is pleased and honored to acknowledge the innovative and far-reaching environmental work achieved by this impressive group of organizations and individuals,” said U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Wayne Nastri, who presented the plaques to the tribe recently.

Thirty-six groups and individuals were selected over 150 nominees.

n Carson City

Park permits available May 3

Annual permits for recreating in western Nevada’s state parks will be available in Carson City on May 3.

Entrance, boating, passport and senior permits will be available for Washoe Lake, Lake Tahoe Nevada, Dayton, Lahontan State Recreation Area, Fort Churchill, Rye Patch, Berlin Icthyosaur, South Fork and Wild Horse parks.

Starting June 1, the Carson/Tahoe Regional Office, located at 1060 Mallory Way, in Carson City, is selling annual entrance, boating, passport and senior citizen permits for Washoe Lake and Dayton state parks.

All permits are also available from individual park offices. Permits are valid until May 2005, and two vehicles may be designated for the permit. A second annual permit may be purchased for half price.

The main Carson City office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 1300 S. Curry St. Call (775) 687-4384.

– Staff reports

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