17th Annual Truckee River Day | Grab your boots and gloves | SierraSun.com

17th Annual Truckee River Day | Grab your boots and gloves

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Courtesy Cathy HowardA Truckee River Day volunteer removes unwanted fall foliage in 2011. Sign up by Oct. 5 for this yearand#8217;s event.

TRUCKEE and#8212; Itand#8217;s that time of the year again and#8212; time to grab those gloves, shovels and boots and take the family and friends out to help restore our Truckee River. The 17th annual Truckee River Day is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 14.

Volunteers will have their choice of half or full day restoration projects with different levels of difficulty. There will be 12-15 projects including re-vegetation at Perazzo Meadows, plantings to help restore areas near the Truckee Legacy Trail, removing aquatic weeds from the Truckee River in Tahoe City, and collecting data for Squaw Creek Restoration. Projects start at either 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 by Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) and will feature fun environmental activities for kids and adults, and the annual fish release at 3 p.m. There will also be food from Red Truck and live entertainment. Everyone is invited to the fair even if youand#8217;re not involved in restoration projects.

To participate in this yearand#8217;s restoration projects, please visit TruckeeRiverWC.org or call 530-550-8760, ext. 1. The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 5.

Thank you to this yearand#8217;s funders, including donors to the Truckee River Watershed Council, Vail Resorts Echo, and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

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.

Adopt A Stream Monitoring

The Watershed Council has been continuously monitoring upwards of 21 streams in the watershed for the past 12+ years. They monitor for temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, and turbidity. All monitors are volunteers and have been trained and are willing and able to help train new team members. It can be done any time the team chooses during the three-day time period and takes about two hours. Please contact Andy Otto at the Watershed Council at 530-550-8760, ext. 3 or at aotto@truckeeriverwc.org. Sept. 28 and 29 available now.

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