Despite low water, 12th Truckee Duckee Derbee a grand success |

Despite low water, 12th Truckee Duckee Derbee a grand success

Truckee Duckee Derbee winner Alan Kozlowski, of Alpine Meadows, and third-place finisher Louise Jensen, of Cedar Flat, with River Ranch Lodge GM Rob Curtis and emcee Kristen Ferrall of Lake Tahoe Television. Dena Matera, of Truckee, owned the second-place duck and was not present for the photo.
Courtesy Amy Edgett / |

ALPINE MEADOWS, Calif. — The 12th Annual Truckee Duckee Derbee, held June 7 at the River Ranch Lodge, relied on the best in human nature to give Mother Nature a helping hand.

With the Truckee River at an all-time low, Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe volunteers braved the waters and helped propel the rubber ducks across the pond.

Despite the level of the river, hundreds came out to enjoy the festivities which included The Derbee, the Dogz in Dudz contest, the new Chuck a Duck competition, live music, barbecue, silent auction and a raffle.

The annual event raised more than $3500 for the Humane Society. Visit to learn more. Visit For a photo gallery from the Derbee.

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