Weekly Trail Highlight: Crystal Peak Park

Weekly Trail Highlight: Crystal Peak Park

One Truckee River Month, Recreation, River Tour, Truckee River Watershed, Uncategorized, Wildlife
Thanks to friends of OTR, Mike White and Mark Vollmer, we will be highlighting a Truckee River trail from their book “50 Best Strolls, Walks, and Hikes Around Reno” each week in May. Their book is available for purchase online at Sundance Book Store. We will be featuring some of Marks incredible photography from each trail on our blog each week. Verdi Mill Pond at Crystal Peak Parl Tunnel beneath Old Hwy. 40 Stellar's Jay Truckee River Truckee River Yarrow Blossoms Red-winged Blackbird Northern Rough-winged Swallow Common Merganser Red-winged Blackbird American Coot Interpretive Signage at the Verdi Mill Pond Unidentified Wildflower Unidentified Wildflower Verdi Glen Resort (1924-1938) showing ruins of swimming pool fountain and barbecue chimney.
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Guest Post: A Look Ahead to Bike Month

Guest Post: A Look Ahead to Bike Month

One Truckee River Month, Recreation
Brought to you by the Reno Bike Project Since group riding is currently discouraged, we wanted to encourage you to try some new rides on your own and look forward to the joyous events of Bike Month 2020, which will take place in September.  RBP Bike Month Events: Pancake Feed & Bike to Work Day CycloFemme: Ride & resources for women, girls, non-binary, and transgender cyclists A Closer Look: CycloFemme: RIDE Together. RISE Together. Reno CycloFemme is a half-day event that helps break down barriers that women, girls, transgender, and non-binary people face in cycling. We accomplish this by providing discounted & sponsored bike rentals, free safety checks, three rides of different lengths for all levels of skill & fitness, ride support, and an after party that celebrates our amazing community of FTW…
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Weekly Trail Highlight: Tom Cooke Trail

Weekly Trail Highlight: Tom Cooke Trail

One Truckee River Month, Recreation, River Tour, Truckee River Watershed, Wildlife
Thanks to friends of OTR, Mike White and Mark Vollmer, we will be highlighting a Truckee River trail from their book “50 Best Strolls, Walks, and Hikes Around Reno” each week in May. Their book is available for purchase online at Sundance Book Store. We will be featuring some of Marks incredible photography from each trail on our blog each week. Tom Cook Trailhead Truckee River Bridge Yellow Indian Paintbrush Yellow Indian Paintbrush Red Indian Paintbrush Globe Mallow Arrowleaf Balsamroot Ephedra - also known as Mormon Tea Bottom of the Tom Cooke Trail Tom Cook Trailhead Signs Last Chance Ditch Last Chance Ditch Truckee River from Bridge Penstemon with Peavine Mountain in the background Penstemon
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Weekly Trail Highlight: Oxbow Nature Study Area

Weekly Trail Highlight: Oxbow Nature Study Area

One Truckee River Month, Uncategorized
Thanks to friends of OTR, Mike White and Mark Vollmer, we will be highlighting a Truckee River trail from their book “50 Best Strolls, Walks, and Hikes Around Reno” each week in May. Their book is available for purchase online at Sundance Book Store. We will be featuring some of Marks incredible photography from each trail on our blog each week. Oxbow Nature Study Area Observation Deck Mike White on the Interpretive Trail Black-Headed Grosbeak Cattails blowing in the wind Cottontail Rabbit Morning sun through the Cottonwoods Mallard chicks in the Oxbow duck pond Mallard chicks in the Oxbow duck pond Red Winged Blackbird at the Oxbow duck pond Red Winged Blackbird at the Oxbow duck pond A pillbug - the only land-based crustacean - on the trail Sage Sparrow singing…
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Truckee River Month, But Make It Digital

Truckee River Month, But Make It Digital

One Truckee River Month, Recreation, Truckee River Watershed
May has rolled around once again, and that means it is officially One Truckee River’s third annual Truckee River Month. This year is a little different from the previous two years’ celebrations. This year's Truckee River Month is an entirely digital event. The only physical components of Truckee River Month this year are the banner over California Ave, our signs along the Truckee River path, and, of course, the river itself. Have you seen any of these when you’ve been out and about lately? If you have, we’d love to know! Tag us on facebook and instagram and use the #TruckeeRiverMonth to share your pictures and stories. Check them along the river. These ones are at Mayberry Park. As for the online lineup for the month, we have a great…
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Learn About One Truckee River Month On the Go!

Learn About One Truckee River Month On the Go!

One Truckee River Month, River History
Can you even believe it? We have officially passed the halfway point for One Truckee River Month! If you’re anything like us, May feels like it’s going by far too quickly...luckily there are still plenty of awesome events to enjoy before the end of the month! And instead of reading about what’s in store for the rest of the month, now you can listen to it! Whether in your car, in your shower, or at the gym, this has got to be the most convenient way to plan out the remainder of your OTR Month. We recently went down to the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s office to chat with them about One Truckee River Month on their podcast, “Nevada Wild." We talked VIP events, raffle prizes, and other exciting river…
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Why Trees Are an Asset that Deserve an Arborist

Why Trees Are an Asset that Deserve an Arborist

Conservation, One Truckee River Month, River-Friendly Landscaping
In honor of Arbor Day on April 26, we got to sit down with American Arborists and local tree expert Rod Haulenbeek to chat tree care and the Truckee River! Listen to our radio interview here When we need tree care, many people search for a landscaper instead of a trained and certified tree specialist. The talk is about the 6 main benefits of trees, and why they are such a great asset. This is an Arbor Day Special airing for the purpose of increasing awareness about the importance of trees and arborists. More at: PruneWithCare.com. Rod will be leading two riverside tree walks during One Truckee River Month: Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at Idlewild ParkThursday, May 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Barbara Bennett Park (this walk will…
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One Truckee River Month: A Breakdown

One Truckee River Month: A Breakdown

Efforts, One Truckee River Month, Truckee River Watershed
They say good things come in small packages, but the Truckee River deserves a big celebration. So we’re bringing you 31 days of good things all neatly packaged into the month of May. That’s right, the second annual One Truckee River Month is finally here, and it is bursting at the seams with events and activities. From Lake Tahoe all the way to Pyramid Lake, our river celebration stretches throughout the entire Truckee River watershed this May and we promise there is something for everyone. The Calendar Here it is, in all its glory, the One Truckee River Month calendar. We've worked tirelessly the last few months to coordinate all of these events and cannot wait for the community to learn more about them. Of course, you’ll need to head…
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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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