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March 25, 2015 Prescription drug roundup April 25

There are a couple of locations in Reno-Sparks taking back prescription medications April 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.* Do not flush medications down the sink or toilet, or throw them directly in the trash. Incline Village Community Hospital – 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village Raleys – 18144 Wedge Parkway, Reno Walgreens – 10370 N. McCarran… Continue reading

December 30, 2014 TMWA takes our water personally

We were really excited back in October when Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) became the first river adopter — and sponsor — of our newly expanded Adopt-A-Spot program, and even more excited in November when they were gung ho about doing their first cleanup! (See photos here!) Since seeing the incredible amount of trash along… Continue reading

December 09, 2014 TMWA first river adopter!

We are so excited to have Truckee Meadows Water Authority on board as the sponsor of our newly expanded Adopt-A-Spot program, and our first river adopter! TMWA adopted Fisherman’s Park, stretching from the Kietzke Ave bridge on the west side to Glendale Ave bridge on the east, and traditionally one of the areas needing the… Continue reading

September 16, 2014 MEDIA ALERT: KTMB’s Truckee River Cleanup on Sept. 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PDF Contact: J Merriman, Communications Manager jmerriman@ktmb.org I 775.851.5185 Photos, video and map with cleanup locations at http://ktmb.org/ktmbs-truckee-river-cleanup-day/ Hundreds expected for KTMB’s Truckee River Cleanup Day Annual removal of trash and invasive weeds even more important in drought year RENO, NV (Sept. 16, 2014) – As many as 700 volunteers have gathered… Continue reading

August 28, 2014 How can you help stop harmful algae?

Like to feed the birds? Well, stop it, you! Everyone’s noticed how low the Truckee River is this year (in fact, we will have to limit in-the-river volunteers at KTMB’s Truckee River Cleanup Day this year because of the depth!), but our urban lakes are having issues as well. Algae blooms are a huge problem:… Continue reading

August 07, 2014 Ask the RGJ looks at river trash

Read the full story at RGJ.com Ask the RGJ: Who cleans up syringes in Truckee River? by Emerson Marcus …KTMB leads two annual cleanups along the banks of the river. The next scheduled cleanup is Sept. 27. “You’d be surprised what you find along the river,” said Souza, who mentioned Fisherman’s Park II as a… Continue reading

August 07, 2014 KOLO 8 covers Truckee River health

Read the full story at kolotv.com Low Truckee River Exposes Trash by Colin Lygren RENO, Nev.–As the water level on the Truckee dropped Tuesday it revealed several years worth of trash that people let sink to the river bottom. As the flows on the Truckee continue to drop, its ecosystem is growing more fragile. …… Continue reading

July 17, 2014 Candidates tour the Truckee

Jaime and Christi led City Council candidates Elisa Cafferata and Naomi Duerr, and Reno Mayoral candidate Ray Pezzonella on a tour of the Truckee River just west of downtown Reno last week. Recently KTMB has been taking City of Reno officials to visit the Truckee River raise their awareness about the need for a long-term… Continue reading

March 21, 2014 Your lawn and the Truckee River

You might not immediately equate what you’re doing in your yard with the health of the Truckee River, but there is a big correlation. To borrow a phrase from the Freshwater Society: Think of your street as a tributary to the river. Everything in the street flows into the storm drains and straight into the… Continue reading

July 24, 2013 Water-efficient landscape guide

If you haven’t yet seen TMWA’s ultra-cool Water-Efficient Landscape Guide, time to check it out! They also have PDF resources to help you plan your water-efficient landscape. One of the big blessings/curses we have in the Truckee Meadows is the climate, which is great for some things, but heck when we just want to plant… Continue reading

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