The Silent Offender: Sedimentation

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director At first glance, the Truckee River and its tributaries look pristine but in fact they are classified as impaired (polluted) from excessive sediment levels (Total Maximum Daily Load for Sediment – Middle Truckee River Watershed,… Read more

Good To The Last Drop

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director Did you get a letter from your water supplier on emergency drought regulations? Most, if not all, suppliers are restricting watering of landscaping to one to two days a week. The watering limits come from… Read more

Keep Donner Lake Blue?

by Phoenix Anthony, Office Manager Often in the shadow of iconic Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake has finally gotten the recognition and support that it deserves. Beginning in 2014, watercraft inspections are now mandatory before launching into the lake. The Truckee… Read more

Johnson Canyon- Restoration In Action!

by Beth Christman, Director of Restoration Programs The Truckee River Watershed Council, in partnership with the Truckee Donner Land Trust, is implementing restoration work in Johnson Canyon (formerly known as Negro Canyon). Heavy equipment work on the project begins Monday,… Read more

Update: What Happened in Our Watershed Last Thursday?

by Phoenix Anthony, Office Manager Last Thursday night August 7th around 8:00 p.m., the town was in full swing as the hustle and bustle of Truckee Thursdays brought together both residents and tourists alike. Throughout the event, ominous clouds released… Read more

This Is Ours

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director Yesterday evening on my street, a man was running along with a bottle of water. I was stunned to see him drain the bottle and throw it into the willows that line the road. I… Read more

The Obstacle is the Path

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director Sometimes Jeannette Halderman and I get discouraged because of a tough challenge or obstacle in the way of a restoration project. But a shift in mindset from a Zen proverb can change the perspective: “The… Read more

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