A Floater’s Guide to Caring for the Truckee

A Floater’s Guide to Caring for the Truckee

Conservation, Efforts, Recreation, Water Quality
It seems as though winter is finally behind us and we are ready for a summer of fun along the Truckee River! For many people, this will mean swimming and floating on the Truckee to cool down on those hot summer days. However, as much fun as it is to make the most of our incredible river, it is essential to consider your safety and the river’s health before you go. We’ve pulled together a few basic guidelines so you can make the most of your float. 1. Consider a Life Vest Right now, the Truckee is moving a bit too fast -- we’re talking between 2,000 and 3,000 cubic feet per second -- to casually float with or without a life vest, or at least without an experienced guide.…
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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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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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AmeriCorps: The Backbone of One Truckee River

AmeriCorps: The Backbone of One Truckee River

Efforts, Staff
We've made no secret about how awesome are stakeholders are. The One Truckee River Partnership is made up of representatives from a wide variety of local businesses, agencies, and jurisdictions who've made some really great leaps and bounds for the Truckee River. But where would we be without the day-to-day work? What about those who are working behind the scenes to lay foundations for bigger things to come? One Truckee River began and continues with the help of AmeriCorps. Uhhh, AmeriCorps? (The 'p' is silent, folks!) What the heck is that? Allow this video to explain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgdRkzLKlPM One Truckee River utilized the AmeriCorps program since day one. In May 2015, Alex Hoeft helped lift OTR off the ground through communications and outreach. She created the website you're reading this on,…
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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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Some of Truckee Meadows Regional Efforts to Address Homelessness and Lack of Affordable Housing in 2018/19

Some of Truckee Meadows Regional Efforts to Address Homelessness and Lack of Affordable Housing in 2018/19

Efforts
A compilation of regional updates provided by One Truckee River's Partnership Coordinator, Iris, and the 2018 Housing and Sanitation Working Group: Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS) Campus: Washoe County is working to develop the NNAMHS Campus to serve 200+ currently homeless women, children, families, elderly, and pregnant women. If successful, this will open up space at the Volunteers of America (VOA) shelter for currently homeless men. The county anticipates opening this facility in the summer of 2019. The image to the left was part of a larger presentation (linked here) given to the Washoe County Commissioners on October 9, 2018 by Amber Howell, Washoe County Director of Social Services.  Case Managers: Washoe County currently supports three case managers in the region, and hopes to add six more for a total of nine case managers in the region. The county pays each collaborative agency $80,000 per case manager. The county is working to secure $480,000 within the current fiscal year to add six more case managers by June 2019.   Community Housing Land Trust: In…
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First mile marker installed on Truckee River

First mile marker installed on Truckee River

Efforts, One River
Yesterday we had a little shindig at Fisherman's Park on the Truckee River, installing the first mile marker on the Truckee River. These mile markers came at the perfect time: What with the powerful flows of the river and the local fire departments warning folks to stay extra safe around the river this spring, the markers will now serve as emergency locations. A specific number is displayed on each marker, to be relayed to the 911 operator in an emergency situation. Additionally, the recreating public can use the markers as location guidance. The markers will be installed every tenth of a mile, according to river miles, with "mile zero" being at Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City.   The creation and installation of the mile markers is a collaborative effort between One Truckee…
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Management Plan Unanimously Approved (!!!)

Management Plan Unanimously Approved (!!!)

Efforts, Meeting, One River
Last week was a huge week for One Truckee River, and one we've had circled on our calendars for quite a while now. On September 26, 27 and 28, One Truckee River approached the cities of Sparks and Reno, and Washoe County for adoption of the One Truckee River Management Plan. And... we were unanimously approved! Both cities and the county were extremely complementary about the plan, and looked forward to working with OTR staff on implementing the plan's recommended action items. A couple of comments from those participating in the city council meetings: “This river is one of the greatest resources of our community, and it’s great to see a group of citizens stepping up to actively protect one of our most valuable assets. It’s a pretty good example of…
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One Truckee River Open House

One Truckee River Open House

Meeting, One River
On June 7, 2016, One Truckee River held its first open house. The event was hosted at the Siena Hotel in Reno (right on the river!), from 4pm-7pm. At the open house, members of the public were able to get a first look at the One Truckee River Management Plan. Core Planning Team members provided answers to any questions people might have had, and comments were encouraged. Below are key One Truckee River documents available or on display at the open house: Plan Structure Flowchart FAQs Key Messaging for Goal Stations Goal #1 Poster Goal #2 Poster Goal #3 Poster Goal #4 Poster Those who attended were asked to fill out a comment card, providing their thoughts and suggestions for the plan. Below are those comments, all personal information omitted.…
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