We don’t see them because we’re not looking

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director I was walking with Jeannette Halderman the other day, near our office. We had decided to have a meeting-in-motion instead of a sitting-down meeting. Unbeknownst to me, as we walked she was looking at every… Read more

Learning by Heart

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director Before the recession, it seemed like there was a trend to create “passive” income, outsource routine tasks, and then become a ski or beach bum while the money piled up in the bank. The idea… Read more

Becoming a Weed Warrior

by Rachel Arst McCullough, TRWC Weed Warriors Volunteer Who Are the Weed Warriors? As a part of the Truckee River Watershed Council, we coordinate activities for the prevention and control of invasive weeds. Who Can Become a Weed Warrior? Anyone… Read more

Caring About Your Work

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director Over the past decade there has been a trend to create “passive” income, outsource a bunch of tasks, and go live in ski resort town/on the beach while the money piles up in your bank… Read more

We’re Hiring!

by Kathy Whitlow, Office Manager *** Update 5 p.m. 3/18: The deadline to apply for these positions has passed. We appreciate your interest in working with the Watershed Council! *** Love the Truckee River watershed? Come work with us! We… Read more

All In: Wetlands. Bugs. Birds. Critters. People.

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director We love it when people share stories with us about their favorite places about our Truckee River, lakes, and streams. Today more than ever, ideas spread horizontally, from person to person. Not from the top… Read more

The Wetlands Among Us!

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director The Truckee River watershed – where the beauty of nature draws us – is threatened. Species of birds have disappeared. Essential invertebrates are leaving. Entire wetlands are drying up. Much of this is due to… Read more

Following the Drops

by Erin Casey, Director of Land Use Compatibility Have you noticed where water flows after it lands on the ground? Does it spill onto the road making its way to a nearby stormwater drain or roll off a few leaves… Read more

Keeping Up With the Joneses

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director Lake Tahoe casts l o n g shadows: A fame-shadow (Jewel of the Sierra Nevada!), a funding shadow ($415M Lake Tahoe Restoration Act), and a research-shadow (University of Nevada a Reno, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental… Read more

5 Thoughts on Donner Lake Basin

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director My first experience with the Truckee River watershed was camping at Donner Lake when I was eight years old – many decades ago (!). In those days, I saw adventure and beauty, not shoreline erosion… Read more

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