River Fair celebrates the Truckee River Watershed | SierraSun.com

River Fair celebrates the Truckee River Watershed

TRUCKEE and#8212; The15th annual Truckee River Day came again this year with the requisite restoration projects conducted by hundreds of volunteers throughout the watershed. However, this year the community was also greeted after their projects with the River Fair. Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) partnered with the Truckee River Watershed Council (TRWC) to host this year’s River Fair and#8212; think of it as a fun and educational and#8216;after party’ for Truckee River Day.

More than a dozen organizations and agencies were on hand with fun and educational activities for youths and adults. Children enjoyed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 40-foot long fish tent, take-home art projects and numerous hands-on activities related to water, wildlife and watersheds in the Truckee River watershed, which extends from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid lake in Nevada. The National Fish and Wildlife Service was also on hand for the annual fish release. Local children released more than 300 native Lahontan Cutthroat trout into the Truckee River.

Thanks to Truckee’s Food Truck Revolution, the Red Truck, participants enjoyed great deals on great food and were treated to live music by Richard Blair. Also on hand were representatives from: Trout Unlimited, Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishers, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Town of Truckee, Placer County, Invasive Plant Investigators, Truckee Sanitary District, Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences, CalTrout, Tahoe Maritime Museum, Gateway Mountain Center, Tahoe Rim Trail, Susi Lippuner, Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway, Truckee River Fund and Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com