Truckee River Day

Truckee River Day - October 19, 2014

Truckee River Day will happen rain or shine!

Restoration Projects and River Fair

Morning – Restoration Projects at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a day of river, meadow and wetland restoration.  You will be Martis Creek - Trout need this size gravel in order to spawn below Martis Dam. Photo: Russ RosewoodMartis Creek - Trout need this size gravel in order to spawn below Martis Dam. Photo: Russ Rosewoodnear streams and meadows, working side-by-side with other volunteers to plant restoration sites with seedlings and willows, remove invasive vegetation, compost and mulch sensitive areas, remove garbage and more.  Projects start at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. and end  between 2:00 pm and 3:00 p.m.

Registration is required and will open approximately one month prior to Truckee River Day 2014.

Through the registration process, you will be able to let us know your project preferences and whether or not you are part of group.  We will do our best to meet your preferences, but ask you to be flexible.

In the week before Truckee River Day, we will contact you and tell you about your project - the work you will be doing, where you will meet, and what you need to wear and bring.

Truckee River Day started in 1996. 400 volunteers came to lend a hand and completed 10 projects. Since that first year thousands of volunteers have participated in dozens of restoration projects. We look forward to seeing you this year.

Afternoon – River Fair from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us at the River Fair to celebrate the Truckee River!

  • Granite Flat Campground on Highway 89 South, approximately 1 mile south of Truckee.
  • Family-friendly ~ live music and entertainment ~ local food offered by Red Truck ~ environmental education activities ~ art projects ~ Lahontan cutthroat trout release
  • The Lahontan cutthroat trout release is fun for all ages.  Please bring a clean pail or bucket to carry the fish to the Truckee River.


Thank you to Our Partners* and Funders


  • The fabulous Group Leaders
  • The fantastic Truckee River Day Steering Committee
  • American Reinvestment and Recovery Act
  • *California State Parks
  • *Friends of Squaw Creek
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Patagonia
  • *Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships
  • *Sugar Pine Foundation
  • *Tahoe Donner Association
  • *Tahoe Resource Conservation District
  • *Town of Truckee
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • *Trout Unlimited
  • *Truckee Donner Land Trust
  • Donors to the Truckee River Watershed Council
  • *U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • *U.S.F.S. Tahoe National Forest

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