For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. May 9, 2013. Washoe County’s Community Services Department, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and corporate partner Cabela’s will host a family event Saturday, May 18 at Crystal Peak Park to celebrate the opening of the Verdi Pond.
The Verdi Pond and Nature Area project began in 2008 and included the restoration of the pond, fishing piers, restroom facilities, benches, picnic tables, parking, interpretive signage and the development of a nature loop trail. The 56 acre Crystal Peak Park is located just west of Verdi on Old Highway 40, 10 miles west of Reno.
“Although we experienced some challenges in building the Verdi Pond, the result is
The celebration will focus on family events, including nature-themed crafts, raffle prizes and free fishing for
Local dignitaries, including County Manager Katy Simon and NDOW Director Tony Wasley will speak at 10 a.m. and the fishing event will be 8 a.m.-noon.
NDOW will also have the Conservation Education trailer set up to provide anglers with information on fishing and fishing opportunities throughout the State.
When: Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m.-noon; media availability for dignitaries 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Where: Crystal Peak Park, Verdi
Who: Washoe County, NDOW, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Cabela’s