In This Issue:

  1. Upcoming Events — Bicentennial Flower Planting, Raise the River, Bearded Sinners & Birdies for Charity
  2. Volunteer Spotlight & Beautiful Business — Project Leaders & Custom Ink
  3. Beautiful News — Great Community Cleanup 2018 Results & Sensory Garden Survey
  4. How to KTMB Everyday — Build a Better Block – The Hive

Upcoming Events

Bicentennial Flower Planting

On Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3 from 9am-12noon KTMB will be working with community volunteers to plant flowers in Bicentennial Park. We are still looking for volunteers, sign up online today!

Raise the River 2018

KTMB’s annual fundraising event, Raise the River, is scheduled for Thursday, August 16 at 5:30pm. Join us for a fun evening that is sure to ignite your senses in the beautiful Sensory Garden located in Idlewild Park. There will be craft libations, entertainment, sensory activities and a sit-down dinner courtesy of chef Mark Estee. This year’s event is presented by NV Energy, our title sponsor. Get your tickets or table before they sell out! All proceeds from this event go to supporting KTMB’s education and outreach efforts in our community.

Bearded Sinners

The Bearded Sinners Club of Nevada is hosting the Second Annual Best in the West Beard Festival, a fundraiser to benefit Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful. Don’t miss their famous Beard Competition, Silent Auction, Live Music, Vendors, Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Peach Fuzz City / Kids Zone and most importantly Family Memories!

This event will be happening June 2 from 2-8pm at Wingfield Park in Downtown Reno. 100% of the Proceeds from this event benefit Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful. The event is free to attend! There is just a fee to enter your beard in the competition. We hope to see as many of you as we can! The Bearded Sinners Club of Nevada partners with us throughout the year to help clean up our area’s parks and green spaces as well as so many other projects. They are such an amazing group and we are so lucky to have their continued support!

Birdies for Charity

Support KTMB through the Birdies for Charity program with the Barracuda Championship! You also have a chance to win some great prizes courtesy of Duncan Golf Management and Barracuda Championship. Go online, make your pledge and enter the contest by July 30, 2018.

Simply make a one-time flat donation, or pledge one cent or more per birdie and designate your pledge or donation to KEEP TRUCKEE MEADOWS BEAUTIFUL. 110% of your donation will go directly to KTMB. Make your pledge or donation

To enter the contest for the grand prize, guess the number of birdies that will actually be made by the PGA TOUR professionals during the 2018 Barracuda Championship Thursday, August 2 – Sunday, August 5. You will be charged the amount of your pledge following the tournament. A grand prize will be awarded to the person who guesses the correct number of birdies. In the case of a tie, the winner will be randomly selected. For full details please visit:

Volunteer Spotlight

Thank you Project Leaders!

This month KTMB closed the books on yet another Great Community Cleanup. None of these amazing cleanup efforts would be possible without the work of our amazing volunteers. Thank you for stepping up to make our community a better place! We would like to give an extra special shout out to our amazing Project Leaders who helped at each of our 22 sites this year. Our Project Leaders serve as not only an important leader at each site to help ensure a successful, safe cleanup, but they take extra time to bring the tools and supplies into and out from each cleanup location.

This year’s GCC Project Leaders were: Jen Horn, Ralph Jaeck, Ron Bennet, Chris O’Flaherty, Gary Meckler, Drew Rolley, Roy Floyd, Jeff Haliczer, Michael Ryan, John McHenry, Melanie Hovey, Nathan Sargent, Lori Leonard, Johnny Hargrove, Mauricio Urias, Debra Rutledge, Sean Gephart, Molly Kirkpatrick, Kira Krayk, Leo Horishny, Tiffany Cooper, Joyce Patterson, Heidi Adkins, Ed Adkins, Michelle Hochrein, Joe Dvorsky, Aaron Sires, Brian Osborne, Douglas Cardwell, Mark Munoz, Jeff Weagel & Daniel Rockwell. Thank you for your dedication and service to your community!

Beautiful Business

Custom Ink

Custom Ink has been volunteering in our community and with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful for many years. They had volunteers out at this year’s Great Community Cleanup to help keep our community a beautiful place to live. Custom Ink recently designed a shirt for KTMB and is currently selling this shirt to donate proceeds to KTMB. If you love this design as much as we do, you can buy one here.

Beautiful News

KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup 2018

2018 was a record breaking year for volunteers at KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup. We had over 850 amazing volunteers help pull noxious and invasive weeds, clean up trash and haul large items out of open spaces around our region. In total there were 22 site locations cleaned up this year, removing a total 97,000 pounds of trash and 31,000 pounds of weeds.

Sensory Garden Survey

KTMB is conducting a survey in cooperation with the City of Reno to gather feedback on the Sensory Garden in Idlewild Park. We would love to hear from you about your experience in the garden, and welcome anyone to take the survey. It can be found online here.

How to KTMB Every Day

Build a Better Block

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful in collaboration with Washoe County Parks and Open Space, propose to use the funds to transform the dome building, renamed The Hive, into a public community recreation center.  The 5,500 square foot space would be used for year-round basketball, pickleball, community music events, robotics clubs battle bots, drone racing and more. It will provide a safe and lighted space for community center, with areas to sit and view activities, and will feature artwork murals on the inside and outside walls of The Hive.

The Hive at Lazy 5 Regional Park is one of three finalists that will be put to a public vote to determine who will receive the funding for the REALTORS® Build A Better Project. You can cast your vote online for The Hive by June 1.