Truckee River Day to include restoration projects, River Fair |

Truckee River Day to include restoration projects, River Fair

Volunteers re-vegetate areas in Coldstream Canyon on Truckee River Day 2012.
Courtesy Stefan McLeod Photography |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s that time of the year — time to grab those gloves, shovels and boots and bring family and friends to help restore our Truckee River. The 18th annual Truckee River Day is Sunday, Oct. 20.

Volunteers have their choice of half- or full-day restoration projects with different levels of difficulty. There will be 12-15 projects, including trail relocation in Johnson Canyon, native plantings to help restore areas in the Coldstream Canyon floodplain, moving barriers in Martis Lake to eradicate aquatic weeds, and conducting surveys of invasive New Zealand mud snails in the Truckee River. 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 1-4 p.m. at Granite Flat Campground. This community event is presented in partnership with Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships and will feature fun environmental activities for kids and adults, and the annual fish release at 3 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from Red Truck. Everyone is invited to the fair, even if you’re not involved in restoration projects.

To participate in this year’s restoration projects visit or call 530-550-8760, ext. 1. The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 11.

Thank you to this year’s funders, including donors to the Truckee River Watershed Council, Vail Resorts Echo, 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.


Not a morning person? Then join a special River Talk and glass of wine at the Truckee River Winery, Sept. 19, 11467 Brockway Road, Truckee. This event is in the evening as opposed to many monthly River Talks. Grab a friend, get ready to relax on the lawn of the winery’s beautiful tasting room, and learn more about the work of the Truckee River Watershed Council. Wine and appetizers will be served 5-6 p.m., with the River Talk 6-7 p.m. A $10 ticket includes a glass of wine and appetizers. The Truckee River Winery will donate a portion of this back to the Watershed Council through their “Give to the River” Program!

For more information contact Michele Prestowitz by email or call 530-550-8760, ext. 4.

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