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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

July 16, 2013 Weighing my water use

The other morning I was out for a run, and I noticed some rogue sprinklers along the walking path watering…well, I am not sure what they were watering. It looked to me as if they were watering nothing but weeds. I went to a place of frustration, wondering how many other examples are there in our… Continue reading

October 05, 2012 8 ways to keep the Truckee clean all year

Last Saturday, more than 600 people enthusiastically gave up their weekend morning to walk along the Truckee River picking up trash — more than 13 tons of trash. That’s something in which we can all take pride. But there are also really easy, everyday things we can do to make sure the river is healthy… Continue reading

September 29, 2012 2012 Truckee River Cleanup Day photos

We’re still tallying the staggering amount of trash you pulled out of the Truckee River today, but take a look at all the great photos we got today!

September 18, 2012 Watch for Fish Passage Antennas!

We just got a call from Andy at the City of Sparks with some great information for Truckee River Cleanup Day volunteers in Rock Park: Watch out for Fish Passage Antennas. These antennas are being installed in the Truckee to keep track of fish populations. If you’re in Rock Park for the cleanup, or for… Continue reading

August 31, 2012 Truckee River needs your help

To get you in the mood for Truckee River Cleanup Day on Sept. 29, here are photos we took along the river in August. We need your help. Join us on Sept. 29!

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