ArTrail Stories in the Moonlight

ArTrail Stories in the Moonlight

One River, River Tour, Stories
In Reno, the month of July revolves around the artistic and cultural festival known as Artown. The whole city comes together during Artown to celebrate regional and national excellence in the arts, and this year will be no different.  via GIPHY However, one exciting new addition is Washoe County. They’re getting in on the action this year with a public preview of their new ArTrail! ArTrail is an interactive experience created by the County in partnership with the Burning Man Project and other community partners (like us!). The trail guides participants to cultural, historical, and artistic landmarks throughout our region. There are stops all the way from Crystal Peak Park in Verdi up to Gerlach, with brand new art being installed at those two locations. To preview the first new…
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What does the Truckee River mean to YOU?

What does the Truckee River mean to YOU?

One River, Truckee River Watershed
Listen, it's not going to be shocking to you that One Truckee River is made up of people who love the Truckee River. Every inch of the 121-mile-long body of water is cherished by our stakeholders. We've sat through hundreds of meetings, each dedicated to benefiting our primary water source in some way. Heck, we created a management plan that lists over 100 action items that will help improve the river and its watershed. But enough about us. We're here to talk about you. YOU, human being, staring at your computer or phone or tablet and wondering how you might be able to share a thing or two about what the Truckee River is to you. We've held photo and story contests, we've done hashtag campaigns, we've read your comments…
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Best of: Truckee River Trails

Best of: Truckee River Trails

One River, River Tour
Spring ripped through the Truckee Meadows this past weekend. Despite the snow flurries last Wednesday, the trees are now in bloom! Since the longest winter ever is finally over, it's time to don your walking/hiking shoes and get out into nature! Below are some of our *favorite Truckee River hikes within the Truckee Meadows. First things first: Remember to always carry the right equipment with you for safety -- no need to be a hero. And make sure whatever you pack in, you're packing right back out. Also: Leave wildlife alone! You're bound to see a ton of creatures when you're out and about. Leave them alone and they'll leave you alone. *These hikes are based on Washoe County's Truckee Meadows Trails guide. 1. Crystal Peak Nature Trail Crystal Peak…
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Wildlife in the Parks

Wildlife in the Parks

Conservation, Efforts, One River, Wildlife
This post was shared with permission from the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation. The original post can be found here.Written by Ellen Wilson, Education Coordinator VISTA Imagine yourself walking along a trail in one of Reno’s many parks, on a warm and sunny day. You spot a beautiful red-tailed hawk take a quick dive at a vole, and fly back up into a tree with its prize in its talons. You walk a little farther and spot a Western fence lizard scurry up a log, and you catch a glimpse of its bright blue belly. In the distance, you see three coyotes running, and they stop and turn to look at you. Wildlife in our parks is common, and can be very exciting for us to run into. When I see an…
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Don’t lose focus! Now’s your shot to enter River Photos: A Community Photo Contest

Don’t lose focus! Now’s your shot to enter River Photos: A Community Photo Contest

One River, One Truckee River Month
via GIPHY Unless you're living under a rock, you've probably heard we're currently holding a River Photos competition. There are four categories -- people, landscape, mobile device, and youth -- and photos must be of the Truckee River or one of its tributaries. All entries must be submitted by April 1st. But what’s in it for you? We've developed a whole list! The Prizes We’re all about community here at One Truckee River, so it won’t surprise you we’ve tried to include lots of local businesses in our River Photos contest prizes this year. We’ve got a little something for everyone. For the kiddos, we’ve snagged some Discovery Museum Tickets. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out their Truckee Connects exhibit for a chance to learn about and interact…
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Your Business/Organization + the Truckee River = Benefits Galore

Your Business/Organization + the Truckee River = Benefits Galore

One River, One Truckee River Month
Surprise, it's March! You know what that means? One Truckee River Month is only two months away! One Truckee River Month (OTRM) is an opportunity to celebrate the Truckee River watershed with the entire community. And when we say celebrate, we mean a variety of ways. We're talking riverside yoga and bike rides, walking tours, river-inspired art, composting and fly fishing lessons.... We could really go on for ages. The good news for you: We're still looking for businesses to participate! There are 31 different days and an infinite amount of ways your business can participate in this river-wide event this May. Sparkle Yoga hosted two ~free~ yoga sessions at Lunford Park, right next to the Truckee River, in 2018. Okay, I'm listening... The first ever One Truckee River Month…
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The Cold Shouldn’t Bother You Anyway: Enjoying the Truckee River During the Winter

The Cold Shouldn’t Bother You Anyway: Enjoying the Truckee River During the Winter

One River
We came up with some different ways to spend time along the Truckee River even when the temperature is below freezing. So curl up by your fireplace and take notes! Just because it's ~freezing~ outside doesn't mean you can't enjoy the Truckee River. Whether you want to sit in your car with the heat cranked while parked at Wingfield and watch locals brave the cold OR you're out there in the thick of it, twirling along the Legacy Trail and happily catching snowflakes on your tongue, the Truckee is a source to cherish year-round. Your Way is Paved Many trails along the Truckee River are consistently cleared of snow, so your morning walk is still possible! Enjoy the snow-muted sounds of the city or the wild along trails like the Truckee River…
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Truckee River Master Signage Plan

Truckee River Master Signage Plan

Efforts, One River
If you've spent time along the Truckee River, there are many things that might have caught your attention: the sound of water as it flows past; the birds chirping from the trees; the groups of people floating by on their inflatable tubes. And the hundreds of signs. The Truckee River is absolutely one of Northern Nevada's crown jewels. Not only does it supply us with a heavy majority of our region's drinking water, it's also a source of nature and recreation running through the middle of our home. Of course, we want to share information about the river -- safety tips, distance markers, educational information, etc. But all of this information has yielded a ton of signs in our parks and along the river walkways. Some signs are big, others…
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Truckee River Watershed: Mogul Creek

Truckee River Watershed: Mogul Creek

One River, Truckee River Watershed
Similar to Chalk Creek, Mogul Creek is a minor tributary flowing down from Peavine Mountain into the Truckee River. Mogul Creek flows south through the Peavine foothills between residential developments, past Somersett Park - East, around a few golf holes of the Somersett Country Club, and down through a small valley before reaching more houses, slipping under I-80 and plopping into the Truckee River. [gallery grids="News" image_size="large" ids="3056,3057,3058"] Mogul Creek's lower reach is in a concrete-lined channel just west of River Christian Center. The creek enters the Truckee River on private property. As stated in our Chalk Creek post, the Mogul and Chalk creeks sit on the Hunter Creek Sandstone Formation -- a geologic formation containing high amounts of salts in the soil. Before major population growth in the area,…
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Truckee River Watershed: Alum Creek

Truckee River Watershed: Alum Creek

One River, Truckee River Watershed
Alum Creek is an extremely pretty creek to follow if you're in the mood for a walk. The creek flows through west Reno through the Caughlin Ranch area and enters the Truckee River just west of Crissie Caughlin Park. A footpath can be found next to a majority of the creek, and thanks to Steamboat Ditch flows diverting into Alum Creek at five different points, the creek flows almost year-round. The greenbelt on Caughlin Parkway just west of the Plumb/McCarran intersection has multiple ponds to wander around. [caption id="attachment_3027" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Icy pond within the greenbelt off Caughlin Parkway.[/caption] As the City of Reno states it in a Truckee River Watershed guide, there are opportunities for revegetation along Alum Creek, particularly right before entering the Truckee River (pictured below). [caption…
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