Programs > River Cleanups

DSC_0056For 10 years, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful has organized hundreds of volunteers on the last Saturday in September to clean up trash and help with weed abatement projects in and along the Truckee River. KTMB’s Truckee River Cleanup Day is supported by a generous grant from Truckee Meadows Water Authority‚Äôs Truckee River Fund, and we partner with REI, the cities of Reno and Sparks parks and recreation departments, and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space.

A volunteer barbecue follows KTMB’s Truckee River Cleanup Day, with food and drink provided by SaveMart Supermarkets and Great Basin Brewing Company. Last year more than 550 volunteers helped remove more than 16 tons of trash and debris from the Truckee River.

KTMB’s Truckee River Cleanup Day in 2014 will include storm-drain stenciling, and is scheduled for Saturday, September 27. To volunteer for KTMB’s Truckee River Cleanup, check our volunteer form starting in August of each year.