Category: Cleanup

Truckee River Day officially originated in 1996, after a few committed locals planned and implemented a cleanup event to address the decline of the Truckee River in and around Truckee using a few hundred volunteers. From there, the Truckee River Watershed Council (TRWC) was formed and grew into organization that has mobilized over 472,000 volunteers […]

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Renegades on the Fly and Pig Farm Ink combined forces for the 2017 Truckee River Clean Up on September 30th, making Reno their last stop as they traversed the United States joining river clean up efforts, fishing, partying and doing some good in their nationwide “Get Trashed” campaign. This diverse and interesting group of volunteers […]

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On Thursday, July 30, 2015, Waste Management completed one of the required cleanups that come with adopting a portion of the Truckee River. Waste Management’s section is right where you’d expect: behind the WM facility on Commercial Row. (Highlighted in red below.)   This particular section of the river was what the founding members of […]

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Earlier this month we shared a blog post about the new homeless overflow shelter opened up by the Reno Police Department and the Community Assistance Center (CAC). The organizations have been reaching out to illegal campers along the Truckee River to educate them on the new shelter. The coverage of this outreach is the Truckee […]

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The Truckee River Watershed Council‘s latest service opportunities are listed below. One is this Saturday, so mark your calendars! Aquatic Monitoring Field Collection: Volunteers will spend the morning monitoring stream health. This will include getting in the water to collect water quality and habitat data and stream insects. Equipment provided; locations vary. Contact Beth at 530-5508760 […]

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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 […]

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The Truckee River Watershed Council has filled the month of June with opportunities to improve the Truckee River. Listed below are options to help our beloved river: Aquatic Monitoring Field Collection: Volunteers will spend the morning monitoring stream health. This will include getting in the water to collect water quality and habitat data and stream […]

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After the May 27 cleanup along the south side of the Truckee River from Wells Avenue to Aces Ballpark, Northern Nevada HOPES and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful decided a northern shore sweep would also be necessary, and on Wednesday, June 3, that cleanup was implemented. This sweep began at the north side of the Wells Avenue bridge […]

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On Wednesday, May 27, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and Northern Nevada HOPES performed a Truckee River cleanup from Wells Avenue to Aces Ballpark along the south side of the river. The volunteers found 25 syringes along with other items that, in total, amounted to 438 grams. A lot of needles were collected, but the group […]

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