River-Friendly Landscaping Winners Announced!

By Nicole Carlsen, Operations Coordinator The Truckee River Watershed Council is excited to announce the winners of their River-Friendly Landscaping program. Susie Urie, Steve Ramos and Eric Premack each won a $5,000 rebate and Donner Pines East won a $10,000… Read more

Quick Listen: The Value of our Wetlands

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director Wetlands can provide ecosystem services such as improving water quality and reducing peak flood flows. Here’s a link to a short radio piece on the economy and the environment. When an accident or a type… Read more

Go See This: Truckee River as Art

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director photo: Nevada Museum of Art The Harrison Exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art, has an eye-catching, toe-tapping set of art pieces of the Sierra Nevada, including the Truckee River watershed. Helen Mayer Harrison and… Read more

Thank You for Truckee River Day!

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director   “We got so much work done at Perazzo Meadows!” “The volunteers were incredible, we could have completed the whole Corps Yard site!” “We collected the data on the entire reach on Squaw Creek this year… Read more

Quagga Mussels Found in Lahontan Reservoir

Learn about how Truckee-area waters are being protected for invasive species at a public forum Thursday, July 28, 2011. Multiple sampling techniques have confirmed microscopic juvenile quaggas are present in Lahontan Reservoir southeast of Fernley, said Rich Haskins, deputy director… Read more

Perazzo Meadows Restoration

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director Last week Beth Christman, Director of Restoration Programs, co-led a tour of our Perazzo Meadows restoration project for the California chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Two phases of the Perazzo Meadows Restoration project… Read more

Public Workshop on Martis Valley Groundwater Management Plan

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director We just received the announcement from the Truckee Donner PUD and their partners: The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD), Northstar Community Services District (NSCSD) and Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) are partnering to develop… Read more

Restoration & Recreation at Independence Lake

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director Beth Christman, our Director of Restoration Programs, is working with our partner The Nature Conservancy on two restoration projects at Independence Lake.  Both projects improve fish habitat for the native Lahontan cutthroat trout. For the… Read more

Aquatic Invasives in the Truckee River Watershed?

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director. So far the most destructive aquatic invasives are not in our local lakes and reservoirs in California. But, preliminary reports show both quagga and zebra mussels downstream in Lahontan and Rye Patch Reservoirs. We do… Read more

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