UPDATE: Mt. Charleston's keepers are collecting volunteer signups to help clean up litter left behind by holiday visitors.
The Twitter account for Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, where Mt. Charleston is located, said on Sunday that anyone interested in helping can sign up by emailing email@example.com.
The little snow we had is all but gone now, with only litter left behind. We’re collecting cleanup volunteer signups at firstname.lastname@example.org❄️ Start here to make your next visit safe & enjoyable for everyone:https://t.co/9eMSqQBJrH pic.twitter.com/jSH51Vi9Mj— Go Mt. Charleston (@GoMtCharleston) January 10, 2021
ORIGINAL STORY (JAN. 5): LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A big holiday weekend for Mt. Charleston resulted in piles of leftover trash and broken plastic sleds.
Jim Seely is the marketing director for Lee Canyon. He said the area most affected by trash was the Meadow in Lee Canyon, outside of the ski resort.
"There is a dumpster there, there is U.S. Forest, law enforcement, but you know, there is an overwhelmingly amount of trash and broken sleds that are left behind by, you know, like people looking for a good time and maybe not realizing what kind of impact they're leaving behind when they come up to the Meadows and in the canyon in the Spring Mountains," he said.
Seely said the "pinnacle" of trash every year is over the holidays, when kids aren't in school.
He emphasized "pack it in, pack it out," meaning everything brought with someone to the mountain should be taken back with them. He said it's important to keep nature preserved in the Spring Mountains.
"Enjoy nature respectfully," he said.