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12th annual Truckee Day hopes to be biggest, best yet

Staff report

Truckee Day involves the entire town, from Donner Lake to Glenshire. This year's map loosely shows which communities will be cleaned.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The 12th annual Truckee Day, a town-wide street cleanup and civic-pride day, is set to hit the streets on Saturday, June 6.

Check in stations across town, from Donner Lake to Glenshire, will open at 8 a.m. – get there early to get your materials, volunteer T-shirt, and free lunch ticket. Pre-registration is not required.

After you check in, you'll be assigned a stretch of road to clean in your neighborhood. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

After you tackle the town's trash, join your friends and neighbors at the town-wide block party starting at noon at Truckee River Regional Park on Brockway Road.

Local nonprofit organizations and public agencies are invited to set up a booth at the party as part of the Truckee Day Community Expo. Click here for more information.

Further, Truckee Weed Warrior stations will be set up at Pioneer Trail, Tahoe Donner, Glenshire and the Ponderosa Ranchos chef-in spots. For information, visit truckeeriverwc.org/weed-warriors or call Jeanette Halderman at the Truckee River Watershed Council at 530-550-8760, ext. 6.

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Last year, more than 800 people volunteered to collect more than 3 tons of trash. And, 700 burgers were consumed afterward at the block party.

This year, there are 22 check-in stations across town; view them all at truckeeday.org — please check your station location carefully, as some locations have changed this year.

For more information about Truckee Day, please contact Nichole Dorr at the Town of Truckee at 530-582-7700.

Notes for volunteers

What to wear: Long sleeve pants and shirt (bright colors recommended); sunglasses and hat; sunscreen and bug repellant; gloves; and sturdy shoes or boots

What to pick up: roadside trash only. Anything larger may be placed by the side of the road with a bag attached for visibility. Please place mangled and downed snow poles (town owned only — they’re steel) next to full trash bags and they will be gathered by town employees later.

Don’t trespass on private property: A rule of thumb is to stay on the road side of utility poles or utility boxes.

Be traffic aware: You are on public roads and competing for lane space with automobiles. It is recommended that you have a “traffic spotter” as part of your party. If you have children with you please stay on secondary or tertiary roads.

Your whole family is welcome: All adults will sign waivers for themselves and children in their care. No children will be allowed to be dropped off; they must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Where to put the bags: Leave both colors of full bags, with the tops tightly knotted closed, on the side of the road. If you clean a cul-de-sac, please bring the bags to the closest intersection.