Meeting next week on Middle Martis Wetland Restoration project
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Implementation of the Middle Martis Wetland Restoration projects began in August and is expected to last through October 2016.
Trail access in some areas of Waddle Ranch may be disrupted for short periods. Construction crews may escort bikers and hikers through the restoration site.
The Truckee River Watershed Council is sponsoring the restoration of Middle Martis Creek with several partners and funders.
The Middle Martis Restoration project will restore 40 acres of meadow as well as several reaches of the creek. When completed, the project will:
Restore wetlands on the north side of Highway 267;
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Improve water quality by reducing of excessive erosion;
Preserve existing wetlands and riparian areas on south side of Highway 267; and
Protect existing roads including Highway 267, Sawmill Flat Road, and the Waddle Ranch access road.
The Watershed Council is the lead in coordinating the project with Caltrans, Northstar California, Northstar Community Services District, Truckee Donner Land Trust, Truckee Tahoe Airport District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Funding comes from the donors of the Truckee River Watershed Council, American Rivers, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, CA Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, Liberty Energy, the Martis Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Overall Family Foundation, and the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.
The watershed council is also hosting a presentation on the project on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at Truckee Tahoe Airport, 10356 Truckee Airport Road.
Space is limited; attendees are asked to RSVP by calling 530-550-8760 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Sept. 19.
This article was provided by the Truckee River Watershed Council. Visit truckeeriverwc.org to learn more.
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