Election Day: Share Your Voice

Election Day: Share Your Voice

Around the Country, Efforts
November 6 is an important day this year. As many radio, TV, and social media ads may have told you, the 2018 election is taking place. Regardless of your race, gender, education level, job, etc., it is an incredible opportunity to cast your vote based on who/what you believe to be correct and fair. We encourage you to look up your voting location here and cast your vote on Election Day! Where We Stand: One Truckee River is a partnership made up of over 130 stakeholders banding together to protect, celebrate and promote the Truckee River. Our stakeholders are representatives of local businesses, agencies, organizations or private citizens, and there are many varying opinions among them. One thing our stakeholders agree on, however, is our One Truckee River Management Plan.…
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Other Rivers: River Walk District

Other Rivers: River Walk District

Around the Country
"After visiting San Antonio last fall, the Truckee River could be a real visitor destination that compliments the casino, tourist and convention industr(ies) already well established. Upscale shopping and (a) restaurant district along the river should be incorporated with flood prevention." A lot of people are taking our survey. And in addition to choosing different options, many have taken to writing why they care for the Truckee River and how it can be improved. The above anonymous comment was provided by a survey-taker. So we turned to the San Antonio River Walk District in Texas. [caption id="attachment_1000" align="alignleft" width="300"] Google Map shot of area around the river walk.[/caption] Between river boat cruises ($8.25 max!), museums, shops, restaurants and the Alamo (!) all located along or within a couple blocks of the…
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Other Rivers: Alcohol Ban

Other Rivers: Alcohol Ban

Around the Country
At the end of June 2015, the Truckee River was dubbed one of the best rivers in the U.S. for tubing and drinking. We've been doing some research here at the One Truckee River headquarters (getting ready for our stakeholder forum and everything), and we found a river that might be very last on that list of best tubing and drinking rivers. The Boise River. In 2009 the Boise City Council adopted a new ordinance: No alcohol allowed within 250 feet of the Boise River. (Included in the adoption was a second ordinance disallowing glass containers on the river.) [caption id="attachment_934" align="alignleft" width="300"] Courtesy Floating the Boise River Rafting.[/caption] That rule is still very much a reality today. Signs are posted along the river, and "float" police are regularly on…
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