FERNLEY SWALES CLEANUP
National Public Lands Day, September 26, 2020
Just a mile north of Fernley, the Fernley Swales (1844-1868) are the ONLY example of deep sand swales
left by emigrant wagons on the California Trail. The Central Pacific Railroad grade (1868-1902) runs
parallel to the trail. This historic area attracts tourism to the community and brings history to life!
The Fernley Swales of the California National Historic Trail are protected under a conservation easement
held by the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM Carson City office and the CA-NV Chapter of the
Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA), and citizens of Fernley are hosting our 22nd annual
cleanup party on National Public Lands Day to remove trash that has been dumped in and near the
WE ARE INVITING YOU TO HELP OUT! SATURDAY, SEPT. 26: 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM.