The Portland Loo comes to Reno

The Portland Loo comes to Reno

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We are delighted to announce the ribbon cutting of the first new Portland Loo on August 17, 2020 at 9:00 am at Brodhead Park! Please come and join us to celebrate the Loo's opening.  The Portland Loo, River Restroom Project, evolved out of the One Truckee River Management Plan, Phase I that was developed over the course of many years with multiple Government, nonprofit, local businesses, and residents’ input and insight. In 2016, the OTR Plan was unanimously approved by the three local jurisdictions. The installation of the new Loo would not have been possible without our listed partners below. Thank you for your individual involvement and agency's contribution to make this new public restroom possible that will help to protect water quality and improve the Truckee River corridor area…
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Guest Post: Aquatic Invertebrates

Guest Post: Aquatic Invertebrates

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We're incredibly thankful to the folks at the Galena Creek Visitors Center for putting together these awesome resources for Truckee River Month! Make sure to check out their video on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/onetruckeeriver/posts/1864888793647601 Why is aquatic invertebrate surveying important? Aquatic and riparian habitats are some of the most endangered ecosystems, due to pollution, development, climate change, agriculture, and other factors. Scientists need to monitor these ecosystems in different ways to test their health and productivity. Aquatic invertebrates are an important measurement because they play many roles in the ecosystem and are threatened by several different environmental factors. Ecosystem Services Aquatic invertebrates play an important role in their ecosystem. Many are primary consumers, which means they eat plants and bacteria, keeping populations of algae and aquatic plants at a healthy…
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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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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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Weekly Trail Highlight: McCarran Ranch Preserve

Weekly Trail Highlight: McCarran Ranch Preserve

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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. Truckee River at McCarran Ranch, featuring Mike White Truckee River at McCarran Ranch, featuring Mike White American Kestrel Desert Peach blossoms Cabbage White Butterfly Canada goose shaking off water after landing Western Fence (blue-bellied) Lizard Red-winged Blackbird Red-winged Blackbird Red-Tailed Hawk chasing away a Turkey Vulture that flew too close to a nest Yellow Fiddleneck Blossoms
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