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South Texas YCC Remove 200 Tires

Region 2, July 20, 2012
2012 YCC Program youth retrieve, stockpile and inventory dumped tires on the Monte Christo Tract of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in south Texas
2012 YCC Program youth retrieve, stockpile and inventory dumped tires on the Monte Christo Tract of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in south Texas - Photo Credit: n/a
2012 Youth Conservation Corps employees from south Texas
2012 Youth Conservation Corps employees from south Texas - Photo Credit: n/a

Eleven Youth Conservation Corps employees from south Texas area schools conducted tire pickup and inventory/stockpiling on the Monte Christo Tract of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The retrieval included 121 automobile tires, 85 semi-truck tires, and 12 tractor tires. The tires will be picked up and recycled by a local tire recycler that is using the tires to reclaim a quarry, after they have been schredded and mixed 50:50 with native soil. The cost of proper tire disposal has resulted in widespread tire dumping, often on refuge lands, in south Texas.

Contact Info: Bryan Winton, 956-784-7521, bryan_winton@fws.gov