NOHVCC has been providing updates about our work at the Prison Hill Recreation Area outside of Carson City, Nevada. If you missed the updates check out:
Currently NOHVCC staff is onsite continuing efforts with their partner, Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department, to provide a wide range of OHV opportunities including a fun and sustainable trail system at Prison Hill.
Recently, Bryan Kaplan and the Friends of Prison Hill hosted a clean-up/work day at the OHV recreation area. More than 30 people participated, and while (thankfully) there wasn’t much trash on site to be cleaned up, there was plenty of other work to go around. Several members of Wild West Jeeps out of Reno, NV took part along with others to relocate 400 feet of fence and to install an additional 665 feet. The day only ended when the participants had installed all the available materials on site! The fencing formed the perimeters for the Tot Lot and Beginner Area. Once the crew of ten volunteers got organized, they were like a well-oiled fence-building machine. They made short work of a big job. Of course, food makes any event better, so a great lunch was provided by the Friends and was enjoyed by all. Bryan and the Friends did an excellent job of organizing and conducting the event.
Dick Dufourd with RecConnect representing NOHVCC was on site and led the fencing efforts. He noted that there were lots of positive comments and conversation about the ongoing project, including praise for the management and signing as well as other improvements. Some of the volunteers had never been to Prison Hill before and were excited about the quality of the crawling opportunities available. Motorized recreation is a social activity and that was very evident at this event- great camaraderie and interaction. Another impression was the number of women and kids who were out to help and enjoy the day. Wheeling and crawling are definitely family activities, and it was great to see.
Other event partners included a dumpster donated by Waste Management of Northern Nevada; koozies and labor donated by Off-Road Essentials; trash bags and labor donated by Battleborn Wheels.
For more information about Prison Hill and upcoming events, please visit the @friendsofprisonhill Instagram page or the Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space website at: https://www.carson.org/government/departments-g-z/parks-recreation-open-space/parks-and-places/prison-hill-ohv/-fsiteid-1
Please check out the photo gallery below to get a sense of just how well the day went!