Truckee River Day, Oct. 18, 2015

It’s never too early to mark your calendar, right? So break out that red pen and write this in all caps: the 20th Annual Truckee River Day will be held Oct. 18, 2015!

Our friends at the Truckee River Watershed Council put together a day of river, meadow and wetland restoration in honor of the lifeblood of the Reno-Sparks area — our beloved Truckee River.

Those hoping to volunteer are encouraged to register and participate in the planting of seedlings and willows at restoration sites, removing of invasive vegetation and garbage, composting and mulching sensitive areas, and more. The projects will begin at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Registration doesn’t begin until approximately a month before the event, and potential volunteers must register to participate.

After the restoration projects are complete, a River Fair will be held at the Granite Flat Campground to celebrate the Truckee River. At the campground will be live music and entertainment, art projects, a Lahontan cutthroat trout release (bring a clean pail or bucket to carry the fish to the river!), and environmental education activities.

More information about the event can be found here and here.