Sheri Samson
Mineral County employee James Charleston displays the work accomplished at the new boat launch.

Monument Beach, at the Walker Lake County Beach area, received a lot of county support as heavy equipment was brought in to level off and clean rocky spots within the park. This created more efficient parking for those pulling off US Highway 95 to spend time at the shoreline.

For locals and lake lovers, the biggest excitement came as a new boat ramp took form, using the old cement pads from higher shoreline days. These heavy, concrete foundations had been left on the premises for many years.

County employee James Charleston, heavy equipment operator, was in charge of preparing the space with fill dirt then creating the appropriate angle necessary before packing it down. Once this was achieved, he used equipment to move the cement squares down to the proper placement of fulfilling a new, designated boat launch.

Day-use visitors can clearly see locations to safely park for their lake enjoyment, so increased use should continue to grow. Local residents, Jerry and Irene Bradford drove down to see the progress stating, “this is so great – we really needed this.”