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October 3, 2013
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Good Morning Truckee to focus on Truckee watershed, HGTV Dream Home

TRUCKEE, Calif. — From Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake, the Truckee River flows just more than 100 miles and is a microcosm of western water issues.

The life-blood of northwestern Nevada, the Truckee River is rich in history and controversy. Stakeholders on the river include cities, farmers, wildlife, endangered fish, Native Americans, two states and the federal government.

Drop in to Good Morning Truckee, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 a.m. as Janet Phillips of the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway and Truckee River Watershed Council’s Lisa Wallace present an overview on the health of the Truckee River.

Learn about hydrology, water quality deterioration and remediation, endangered and threatened fish, hydropower generation, riparian habitat restoration, flood control planning, and future of the Truckee River under the Truckee River Operation Agreement (TROA).

Janet R. Phillips’ career has centered on the Truckee River, first as assistant water master and later as water policy director for Sierra Pacific Power Company, the water purveyor for Reno, Nev. Her passion for the Truckee River is expressed today in leading an effort to create a bike/pedestrian trail along the entire length of the river.

In July 2001, Lisa joined the Truckee River Watershed Council as the executive director. Previously, she worked at Earth Island Institute as the director of restoration initiatives, managing programs supporting grassroots groups undertaking habitat restoration. Other related work experience includes TreePeople, where she managed community based tree planting projects.

Participants will also hear a presentation by Jack Thomasson, HGTV professional house planner, on the 2014 HGTV Dream Home being built in Truckee at Schaffer’s Mill. The 18th annual HGTV Dream Home is part of a grand prize package that will be awarded in March 2014. The 3,200 square foot home was designed by Ward-Young Architecture. The HGTV Dream Home Giveaway is the most successful consumer promotion in cable TV history and will promote Truckee to millions of viewers. Jack Thomasson, who has been in charge of HGTV’s Dream, Green and Smart Homes since they started, scouts the nation looking for property on which to build.

Good Morning Truckee is open to the public the second Tuesdays at Truckee Tahoe Airport, 7-8:30 a.m. Price at the door for general public is $10; Truckee Donner Chamber members $8 and includes a continental breakfast and raffle.

Good Morning Truckee is presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with sponsors Tri Counties Bank, The Office BOSS, the Sierra Sun, 101.5FM Truckee Tahoe Radio, Truckee Tahoe Airport District, the Town of Truckee, and Red Truck. Additional sponsorships opportunities are available.

Good Morning Truckee is a community forum to provide timely and relevant information on a variety of topics and create a networking opportunity.

For more information, contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail info@truckee.com.


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