Workshop to plan for 2018

Workshop to plan for 2018

Efforts, Meeting, One River
Since the One Truckee River Management Plan's adoption by Reno, Sparks and Washoe County in September 2016, stakeholders have accomplished a lot of action items. Mile makers have been installed; amenities along the river were mapped; a community knowledge survey about the Truckee River watershed was distributed; life jacket stations were installed at parks... we could go on. For the year 2018, we approached things a little differently. Instead of completing action items based on money we (Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and Nevada Land Trust) knew we had or could get, we gathered the troops to decide what our approach would be. One Truckee River is undergoing a structural change. Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and Nevada Land Trust are working to include local agencies more in the leadership positions. This OTR…
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Management Plan Unanimously Approved (!!!)

Management Plan Unanimously Approved (!!!)

Efforts, Meeting, One River
Last week was a huge week for One Truckee River, and one we've had circled on our calendars for quite a while now. On September 26, 27 and 28, One Truckee River approached the cities of Sparks and Reno, and Washoe County for adoption of the One Truckee River Management Plan. And... we were unanimously approved! Both cities and the county were extremely complementary about the plan, and looked forward to working with OTR staff on implementing the plan's recommended action items. A couple of comments from those participating in the city council meetings: “This river is one of the greatest resources of our community, and it’s great to see a group of citizens stepping up to actively protect one of our most valuable assets. It’s a pretty good example of…
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One Truckee River Open House

One Truckee River Open House

Meeting, One River
On June 7, 2016, One Truckee River held its first open house. The event was hosted at the Siena Hotel in Reno (right on the river!), from 4pm-7pm. At the open house, members of the public were able to get a first look at the One Truckee River Management Plan. Core Planning Team members provided answers to any questions people might have had, and comments were encouraged. Below are key One Truckee River documents available or on display at the open house: Plan Structure Flowchart FAQs Key Messaging for Goal Stations Goal #1 Poster Goal #2 Poster Goal #3 Poster Goal #4 Poster Those who attended were asked to fill out a comment card, providing their thoughts and suggestions for the plan. Below are those comments, all personal information omitted.…
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Steps Forward

Steps Forward

Meeting
Holidays are always a difficult time to schedule anything, what with the holidays and everything going on. Luckily, we were able to hold a meeting with our Core Planning Team on Wednesday, Nov. 18. This was the first meeting since our Sept. 30 stakeholder meeting, and boy, was it a busy one. First things first: we have chosen a team to put together our official One Truckee River Management Plan! Introducing CFA, Inc., as well as other contractors, who were introduced to the Core Planning Team during last Wednesday's meeting. Angela Fuss, CFA: project manager/mapping/lead author Dan Kovach, CFA: recreation planning/public safety Jeff Brunnings, OnStrategy: public facilitation Fred Steinmann, UNR: funding mechanisms Dick Bartholet, UNR: homeless population Jeremy Drew, RCI: technical review Lynn Zonge, RCI: technical review   After the usual round-the-table introductions, the CPT meeting…
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Stakeholder Forum Recap

Stakeholder Forum Recap

Meeting
We've bragged about it enough on social media, but in case you haven't heard, we had our First Annual One Truckee River Stakeholder Forum on September 30, 2015. The forum, held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center, saw around 120 attendees from different organizations and businesses in Northern Nevada. Those 120 were broken up prior to the forum into nine different issues groups: Social, education, water quality, funding, stewardship, ecosystem, public safety, recreation and quality of life. Once each person was settled at his or her issue table, name tag on and a plate full of breakfast food, the forum began. From Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful's Christi Cakiroglu and her welcome to team introductions, the agenda also wound through a couple different slideshows to set the…
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Initial Stakeholder Meeting #3

Initial Stakeholder Meeting #3

Meeting
Wow, we can't believe summer is almost over! We have been so busy getting this One Truckee River Initiative off the ground. . . planning meetings, working on and updating the website and social media, and really just trying to start conversations about protecting our river. And considering the group of people we've initially gathered to discuss the plan, we think we're doing a pretty good job! Last Wednesday was our third initial stakeholder meeting. (Make sure you read all about meetings one and two!) Turnout for these meetings is as good as ever. The meeting began at 11:35 a.m., and after the usual round-the-table introductions, Alex, the environmental steward intern, updated the group on the survey, the website, and social media. From there, National Park Service rep Barbara introduced a draft work…
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Summary results of opportunities, threats & issues

Summary results of opportunities, threats & issues

Meeting, One River
Below is a summary of the threats and opportunities facing the Truckee River, as discussed by the core stakeholders during their second meeting. The numbers in parentheses represent the number of sticky notes dedicated to that specific threat or opportunity. A graph of the decided-upon emerging issues can be found here. Threats: (4) Social issues; storage, personal property; impacts of homeless living on/along river; homelessness (human waste, safety, camping) (4) Drought/climate change; lack of water quality; water temperature; flooding; natural disasters (drought, flood, nature, fires) Invasive species (2) Lack of funding (2) Public awareness, lack of – “Why should I care?”; community education, engagement (3) Public safety; safety in recreation, trash (2) Boundaries . . . state, city, county, tribe; coordination and communication between; agreements; oversight and authority (2) Maintenance…
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Initial Stakeholder Meeting #2

Initial Stakeholder Meeting #2

Meeting
Just over a month after the kick-off meeting for the One Truckee River initiative, core stakeholders met again for round two. On June 23, 2015, those involved gathered once again at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada to further discuss vision and future of the Truckee River. National Park Service representative Barbara Rice began by asking the other 22 reps for any comments or changes on the ground rules, roles of partners, and core values of the One Truckee River plan. No changes were made. From there, environmental steward Alex Hoeft, who works with Nevada Land Trust, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and National Park Service, introduced the communications strategy for One Truckee River. Alex went through the short-, medium- and long-term goals for communications, including social media, blog posts, website…
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Kick-off Meeting

Kick-off Meeting

Meeting
The kick-off meeting for the One Truckee River Management Plan was a success. On Thursday, May 21, 2015, stakeholders from many different organizations gathered to discuss the vision and future of the Truckee River. Participants began by sharing personal insights of their experiences along the river. Examples included recreation (fly fishing, biking, hiking), water supply, values of the river, and its overall part in Northern Nevada's thriving community. Alicia Reban, co-executive director of Nevada Land Trust, then shared with the stakeholders the history of work and effort around the Truckee River. She explained that the management plan should go beyond the river's water quality and recreation and social issues because the river is what links us as a people. Closing with a quote by Edward Abbey, Alicia said, "The river is the…
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