Grand Sierra Employees volunteer to clean up Truckee River

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Workers at the Grand Sierra Resort picked up enough trash by the Truckee River to fill 34 garbage bags Tuesday.

Thirty-one workers spent about three hours cleaning up about a half mile of the river, east of the casino. The Grand Sierra teamed up with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful to do the cleanup. The workers volunteered and said coordinated cleanups like this one are important to maintain the beauty of the area.

"There are numerous corporations throughout the Truckee Meadows that border the Truckee River," said Kent Vaughan, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations at the Grand Sierra Resort. "And hopefully, this will just be the impetus to get others to jump on board."

This was just the first cleanup of several that the Grand Sierra workers plan to do.