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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Lake Tahoe’s history involves a volcano, the Ice Age, and 101 years of not being called Tahoe

Lake Tahoe’s history involves a volcano, the Ice Age, and 101 years of not being called Tahoe

River History, River Tour, Truckee River Watershed
Dare we say it, Keep Tahoe Blue might be the most successful sticker branding ever. Not only do you see the sticker all across the state/country/world/universe, but there have been so many spin-offs we can't keep track -- Keep Truckee Green, Keep Squaw True, Keep Tahoe Smart, etc. Lake Tahoe is famous world-wide, known for its clarity and ~iconic~ views. Folks living in the surrounding areas are extremely lucky to have regular access to this beauty. When something is right in our backyards, we often forget or ignore its history. So we decided to scrounge some up for you. We did it for Pyramid Lake, and now we're tuning in to Tahoe. Tahoe, a History: Did you know that Lake Tahoe was partially formed thanks to a volcano?! Yup, Mount…
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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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The Infamous Glendale Bridge

The Infamous Glendale Bridge

River Tour
One Truckee River has known about the large tent encampments under/around Glendale Bridge in Sparks for a while now. Many OTR stakeholders and members of the public have reached out, expressing fear for their safety. At the end of June 2016, when the Sparks Police Department announced its outreach plans to those residing in tents along the Truckee River, OTR leaders and stakeholders knew it was an exciting milestone. The officers began reaching out to those along the river, trying to match their needs with available services. On July 27, key OTR personnel met up with Sparks police officers and Washoe County social workers to visit the Glendale Bridge area to see the encampments along the Truckee River. We drove along the path in two police vehicles. We stopped at three different groupings…
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River Tour, Champion Park to Aces Stadium

River Tour, Champion Park to Aces Stadium

River Tour
One day prior to the kick-off meeting, the core staff of the One Truckee River Management Plan participated in a river tour led by Pat Kleames, a City of Reno volunteer ranger. Christi Cakiroglu (KTMB), Lynda Nelson (NLT), Barbara Rice (NPS) and Alex Hoeft (environmental steward with all three organizations) met up with Pat at John Champion Park in Reno, Nev. to see the current state of a portion of the Truckee River. The group didn't take the main biking and walking path on the south side of the river, and instead mostly walked along the northern edge to get a good view of homeless camps. Along the way, Pat, Christi, Lynda, Barbara and Alex came across many camps, plenty of litter and trash, pit bulls being held back by their owner, and a City…
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