Truckee Day planning coming together
After hundreds turned out for last year’s Truckee Clean Streets event, the town-wide street clean up is back again this year as Truckee Day, scheduled for June 4.
The support and participation from the community at last year’s event was tremendous, with more than 600 volunteers combining forces, from families and neighbors to various local businesses and community organizations. The Boy Scouts brought out 32 participants; more than 50 volunteers from Donner Creek Mobile Home Park pitched in; volunteers from Tahoe Donner included more than 170 residents; an entire local football team joined in on the good deed; and an army of trucks from the Green Shirt Brigade (Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation District) were constantly making the rounds. The good will proved to be contagious: of the 600 volunteers nearly 100 simply walked in and participated last minute.
The volunteers covered approximately 80 percent of the town’s 146 miles of roads, equivalent to more than a 100-mile area. The volunteer’s hard work resulted in seven tons of trash that was removed from Truckee’s streets.
The donations made by local businesses were pivotal in the success of the event, as well. East West Partners continues to provide ongoing support, matching their donation of $5,000 from last year for this year’s event.
Like last year’s event, Truckee Day will kick-off in the morning with a community-wide street clean up, followed by a block party at noon, complete with food and live music, at Truckee River Regional Park.
For those looking for additional ways to contribute to Truckee Day, volunteers are needed to help with the coordination of the event.
For more information on Truckee Day or to volunteer, contact Janet Ravey at Truckee Town Hall 582-7700.
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