In November 2013, Round Mountain Gold Corporation (RMGC) joined forces with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tonopah Field Office to restore and preserve a piece of public land. For decades, the area had become an illegal dumping ground. Volunteers from both organizations donated over 150 hours to remove over 24 dump loads of domestic trash from the Big Smoky Valley site, which is approximately three miles from the RMGC mine site.
“The BLM’s mission is to ‘sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations’. Their mission matches the culture at RGMC and Kinross sites across our Americas region. It was an honour to partner with the BLM to help clean our public lands,” said Celena Mock (Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator, RMGC).
Pictured above (Volunteers from left to right): Jim Helming (Dirt Works), Mark Ennes (BLM), Greg Schoen (RMGC), John Dyer (RMGC), Dan Brown (BLM), Elise Rodriguez (BLM), Liam Junk (RMGC), Leighandra Keeven (BLM), Aaron Romesser (BLM), and Austin Brewer (BLM).
BLM volunteers not pictured: Deej Brown, Chris Herr, Kent Bloomer and RMGC volunteers not pictured: Celena Mock, Bill Owings, John Gossett, Dan Callin and Nicole Peters.
Before and after images of the public land.