Truckee River Day: Clean up, revegetate and party |

Truckee River Day: Clean up, revegetate and party

Special to the Sun
Deborah Urich

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Itand#8217;s that time of the year again. Grab those gloves, shovels and boots and bring the family and friends out to help restore the Truckee River. The 16th annual Truckee River Day is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16.

Volunteers will have their choice of half or full-day restoration projects with different levels of difficulty. There will be 13 projects including re-vegetation to further restoration at Perazzo Meadows, plantings to restore the former Town Corporation Yard, and surveying for fish habitat in the Little Truckee River. A celebration at the River Fair will follow the projects.

The River Fair will be from 1-4 p.m. at Granite Flat Campground and will include food, live entertainment, fun environmental activities for youths and adults with the annual fish release at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to the fair even if youand#8217;re not participating in restoration projects.

To participate in this yearand#8217;s festivities please visit or call 530-550-8760. The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 7.

Thank you to this yearand#8217;s funders Vail Resorts Echo, State Water Resources Control Board and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

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. Visit

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