‘Clean Truckee Streets’ to be a party
The first-ever Truckee-wide street clean-up day is set for Saturday, June 5. “We’re looking to our entire community – full-time residents and second homeowners – to step up and pick up some roadside garbage” as part of the “Clean Truckee Streets” effort, said event coordinator Maia Schneider. “The more of us that pitch in, the faster it will go. It will be a fun and productive morning – plus, we all get to join in the fun at the block party that night.” More than 20 check-in stations have been strategically placed throughout town, where volunteers can take advantage of free breakfast treats, pick up their t-shirts, bags and instructions and head off to clean up a stretch of road in their neighborhood, Schneider said. Volunteers are asked to check in to their neighborhood station between the hours of 8 AM and 9 AM. Individuals, groups and families are all encouraged to participate.Local businesses are getting involved, too. Cindy Monroe of The Rock Garden is planning a special BARBECUE for her co-workers and friends that help out on Pioneer Trail Road. “This is an effective and fun way for our whole community to come together and get our town cleaned up, just in time for the summer season,” said Monroe. Breeze Cross of Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company agreed, adding that his employees would be enjoying a special employees-only lunch after the clean-up. “We’re glad to be participating in this cleanup. Our crews will be cleaning Church Street and the Trout Creek areas adjacent to and below the Lumberyard,” Cross said. “We are all looking forward to doing our part to make Truckee a cleaner town.” The town-wide block party will be held that same night and is being hailed as “Truckee’s summer kick-off party,” Schneider said. The party will feature live music at the Regional Park. The event is free to volunteers who pick up trash that morning, and minimal cost to all other residents. The Block Party is 5:30 to 10 p.m., with food from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and music until 10 p.m. regional park.Clean Truckee StreetsCheck-in StationsCheck-in between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. DONNER LAKEDonner Lake Fire Station15572 Donner Pass RdCreative Interiors13406 Donner Pass RoadMIDTOWNTruckee High SchoolDonner Pass RdDickson Realty11500 Donner Pass RdGATEWAYTahoe Forest Hospital WellnessDonner Pass Rd/Pine AveTAHOE DONNERAmes Deli Mart12716 NorthwoodsWEST RIVER STREETDonner Creek Mobile Home Park10715 Highway 89DOWNTOWN / BRICKELLTOWNBlue Sky Home Center10396 Donner Pass RdPrivate residence10106 High StreetPIONEER TRAILThe Rock Garden10642 Pioneer TrailPROSSER DAM Private residence12030 Prosser Dam RdPANNONIA RANCHOSPrivate residence11686 Moonshadow CourtPROSSER LAKEVIEWPrivate residence10219 East Alder Creek RdSIERRA MEADOWSBlue Coyote10015 PalisadesMARTISWOODS ESTATESPrivate residence11355 Thelin DriveOLYMPIC HEIGHTSPrivate residence11835 Highland Ave GLENSHIREGlenshire Store10095 DorchesterGlenshire Fire Station10900 ManchesterGlenshire Clubhouse15726 Glenshire DriveClean Truckee StreetsInstructions for VolunteersArrive at your check-in station between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Morning treats will be provided at each check-in station. During check-in each volunteer will sign a waiver, pick up a T-shirt, receive their pass to the Block Party, get a supply of trash bags and be assigned a stretch of road to clean.Volunteers should wear:1. long sleeve pants and shirt (bright colors recommended)2. sunglasses3. hat4. sunscreen5. gloves6. sturdy shoes or bootsEach volunteer should expect to spend about two hours cleaning that morning. Folks who want to do more will be encouraged to do so and folks who can only do a little will still be welcomeThe entire family is welcome. All adults will sign waivers for themselves and children in their care. No children will be allowed to be dropped off; they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.