Kiley Woosley, a 2008 graduate from Silver Stage High School, was selected as the first annual teen volunteer by River Wranglers. She received a certificate and commendation at the senior awards night prior to graduation.
Kiley was involved with River Wranglers as a 4th grade student at Silver Springs Elementary School and traveled to the Carson River with a teen mentor. Several years later she returned as a mentor to work with a group of 4th graders.
Kiley worked several years with River Wranglers through Silver Stage High School and as a volunteer outside of class.
“River Wranglers has been a great experience because it’s given me hands-on training for my future career in rangeland management.” said Kiley regarding her years as a volunteer.
For years, Woosley worked with River Wranglers to teach the public about noxious weeds and streambank stabilization at the Carson River Festival. This year she traveled to Dayton and worked on a Dayton Valley Conservation District erosion control project.
“Whenever I needed volunteers, I could always count on Kiley to help willingly and enthusiastically.” said Linda Conlin, River Wranglers coordinator. “I will miss her when she leaves.”
Woosley is enrolled in the US Navy delayed entry program and plans to leave in August for basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois.
Her spirit of cooperation and willingness to learn new things will serve her well in the future. River Wranglers thanks Kiley Woosley for her dedication and commitment to River Wranglers and the Carson River.