Patagonia Volunteers

Making a Difference in Nevada

Volunteers from the Patagonia Reno Distribution Center have put in more than 350 hours restoring wetland areas at McCarran Ranch Preserve.

Rebuilding healthy wetlands is one of the key tasks for the Conservancy's restoration sites along the Truckee River.

Volunteers spread mulch at The Nature Conservancy's McCarran Ranch Preserve.

These volunteers line up to prepare tree cuttings to plant.

Planting cottonwoods and willows gives restored wetlands a jumpstart on recovery. 

Hard at work, but still enjoying being out on the Truckee River.

Wetland work can be wet and muddy!

A four-legged volunteer even pitched in - no shovel needed to plant trees!

Planting trees may be hard work, but it's fun, too.

This team makes short work of putting up a fence to protect new plants from hungry wildlife.

Volunteers wrap newly planted trees so they have a chance to grow before deer can eat them.

The volunteer team finish off their plantings with a nice drink of fresh water.

The volunteers take a break for a group photo.


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