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Bureau of Land Management officials say visitors can help keep parks clean

Posted at 9:49 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 00:49:55-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — Friday was World Environment Day, and "Celebrate Biodiversity" is the theme in 2020. The day was created to improve awareness of taking care of the environment.

And on Friday, several families visited Nevada parks to escape the hot weather, like locations such as Lake Mead and Mount Charleston.

Visitor Brandon Geyer and his family were beating the heat, and also said they were enjoying nature.

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"You don't want to live in places all dirty and trashed, with pollution. It is very nice up here at Mount Charleston. So, it is very important to keep it clean," Geyer said.

Littering has been an issue before not only at Mount Charleston but also at Red Rock Canyon. Trash on the trails involves not only humans, but also their pets.

"We always ask people to don't leave trash around. It's everyone's responsibility to take care of our public lands. So, to be a good steward is really important", said John Asselin, Public Information Officer of Bureau of Land Management.

And parks are continuing to operate at less than 100 percent due to the continued pandemic guidelines in place as well.