In an effort to help the homeless community that is living along the Truckee River, the Sparks Police Department will be conducting outreach along the Truckee River corridor on June 28 and June 29, 2016. Assisting us in this will be Sparks Public Works, the Reno Police, Veterans Affairs, Kids to Seniors Korner and numerous other local service groups.
We are aware that citizens have been living along the river corridor. While it is not illegal to be homeless, several concerns have arisen from illegal encampments along the river to include health and safety concern that affect all members of our community. Trash, discarded hypodermic needles and discarded human waste are among the issues to be addressed. The Truckee River is the major source of drinking water for our community and deserves to be protected.
We will be contacting individuals along the river and trying to match their needs with available services. We will also be removing trash, discarded items and assessing further needs of people around the area.
KTMB’s inaugural Raise the River event is just 8 weeks away. Planning it with the help of local chef Mark Estee, our sponsors, and our amazing community partners has been such a blast — we can’t wait to share this wonderful, unique event with you! Get your tickets today, or reserve a table and come…