Sign up now for Truckee River Day
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Grab your gloves, shovels and boots and take family and friends to help restore the Truckee River. The 19th annual Truckee River Day is Sunday, Oct. 19. Volunteers may choose from half or full day restoration projects with different levels of difficulty. There will be 12-15 projects including restoration in Martis Valley near Elizabethtown Meadows, seeding and mulching at Prosser Lake, removing milfoil from the Truckee River, and revegetating a recently burned area near Boca Townsite. Projects start at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. and finish between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The River Fair will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Granite Flat Campground. This community event is presented in partnership with Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships. The fair features, environmental activities, live music and entertainment, local food offered by Red Truck and Northstar California and the annual fish release at 3 p.m. The Lahontan cutthroat trout release is fun for all ages. Please take a clean pail or bucket to carry the fish to the Truckee River. Granite Flat Campground on Highway 89 South, approximately 1 mile south of Truckee. Everyone is invited to the fair even if you're not involved in restoration projects. To participate in this year's restoration projects, visit http://www.TruckeeRiverWC.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 10. Truckee River Day started in 1996, with 400 volunteers completing 10 projects. Since that first year thousands of volunteers have participated in dozens of restoration projects. A big shout out to this year's funders, including donors to the Truckee River Watershed Council, EpicPromise /Northstar California, and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. The Truckee River Watershed Council brings the community Together for the Truckee. It focuses on collaborative solutions for the protection, enhancement and restoration of the Truckee River watershed. Visit http://www.truckeeriverwc.org or all 530-550-8760 for information.