Reno’s new homeless overflow shelter

Reno’s new homeless overflow shelter

Efforts
The One Truckee River Initiative's purpose is to manage, protect and provide stewardship for Northern Nevada's Truckee River. That purpose includes all aspects that are affecting the river, both in and along. One of the perks of our initiative is that we consist of partners who are working with their own organizations on improving the Truckee River and its influence. On June 26 the Reno Police Department and the Community Assistance Center (CAC) opened up a homeless overflow shelter. In the One Truckee River meetings so far, and from our own experiences, we have discussed and understand that the presence of people camping illegally along the river is very much a reality. With the new overflow shelter in place, progress is being made. The shelter, located at 790 Sutro St. and available for both men…
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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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Truckee River Day, Oct. 18, 2015

Cleanup
It's never too early to mark your calendar, right? So break out that red pen and write this in all caps: the 20th Annual Truckee River Day will be held Oct. 18, 2015! Our friends at the Truckee River Watershed Council put together a day of river, meadow and wetland restoration in honor of the lifeblood of the Reno-Sparks area -- our beloved Truckee River. Those hoping to volunteer are encouraged to register and participate in the planting of seedlings and willows at restoration sites, removing of invasive vegetation and garbage, composting and mulching sensitive areas, and more. The projects will begin at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. Registration doesn't begin until approximately a month before the event, and potential volunteers must register to…
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