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Negro Canyon restoration plan presented to the public April 14

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The Truckee River Watershed Council, Integrated Environmental Services, and River Run Consulting will co-host an in-depth presentation describing the results of the recently completed Negro Canyon Assessment and Restoration Project Plan.

The presentation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at the Truckee Donner Public Utility District’s Board Room, 11570 Donner Pass Road.

Negro Canyon is a major tributary to Donner Lake. The watershed has a long history of disturbance and is located on naturally erosive volcanic soils. In order to complete effective restoration work, an understanding of hydrologic and geomorphic processes in the canyon is necessary.

The presentation will give an overview of the geologic and hydrologic setting and outline potential restoration projects.

The presentation will be about one hour in length, with time for questions and discussion.

This project has received support through grants from the Bella Vista Foundation and the Nature Fund of the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation.

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For more information, please contact Beth Christman at the Truckee River Watershed Council, (530) 550-8760.