Volunteers Beautify Tongue River Canyon
Almost two-dozen volunteers from the Wyoming Wilderness Association and the Sheridan College business ethics class volunteered to pick up trash and build tables at the Tongue River Canyon Public Access Area near Dayton in April.
The volunteers removed several bags of trash from campsites and the roadway.
They also constructed three wooden picnic tables for public use. Two of the tables were placed at the trailhead parking lot and one was placed at a campsite. The college class designed and built the tables from materials donated by Knecht Home Center. Soon, Sheridan High School students will also donate plaques to be placed on the picnic tables, recognizing the volunteer efforts of this community project.
“We always appreciate the public’s efforts to maintain a clean and enjoyable area for all users,” said Sheridan Region Habitat and Access Coordinator Seth Roseberry in a press release. “These volunteers’ efforts and donors’ generosity will be greatly appreciated by the thousands of users of this area this summer.”
The public access area, which is part of the Amsden Wildlife Habitat Management Area, was purchased by the Game and Fish Commission in 1944 and celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The area is popular with campers, anglers, cyclists, and hikers and offers seven campsites, two restrooms, and more than a mile of public fishing access.