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

5 Things To Do About Weeds!

by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director Invasive weeds are aggressive plants that have been introduced into an area outside of their native range and are dangerous because they out-compete native and other desirable plants. The invasives reduce land and recreational values,… Read more

The California Drought

By Lisa Wallace, Executive Director The drought gets blamed for many of California’s ills, including high unemployment rates.  A recent analysis shows  that there were other factors, besides water supply, driving unemployment. For example, the drought period coincided with the… Read more

Thank You Pour House!

By Nicole Carlsen, Operations Coordinator The Pour House will be hosting a wine tasting this Thursday, June 23rd, from 5-7 pm that will benefit the Truckee River Watershed Council. Stop by on your way to Truckee Thursdays, Shelley Fadness will… Read more

Thank you, Northstar-at-Tahoe!

By Lisa Wallace, Executive Director On June 7, 2011, the Truckee River Watershed Council received a $10,000 Vail Resorts Echo grant (http://www.northstarattahoe.com/info/pressreleases/pressreleases.11_echo_program_launch.release.asp).  Northstar-at-Tahoe launched Vail Resorts Echo, the Company’s corporate sustainability program, by announcing  a partner grant to the Watershed… Read more

Truckee River and Climate Change

Hi, Lisa Wallace, Executive Director, here. Last week at our annual fundraiser, the River Breakfast, I talked about the effects Climate Change has on the Truckee River watershed. One of the first reports on the regional impacts* calls out:  “Truckee… Read more

River Breakfast – Thank you!

Thank you to the 200 guests who joined us at the River Breakfast, our annual fundraiser held this year at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The event was underwritten by the Tahoe Mountain Resorts Environmental Fund and the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake… Read more

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