Truckee River Day and Fair

Be part of what started it all

It was that first Truckee River Day in 1996 that spawned today’s Truckee River Watershed Council. Since then thousands of nature-lovers have shown up yearly with their gumboots, buckets, shovels and smiles to take on 100s of restoration projects throughout the watershed.

Work along side your friends—and make new ones—as together we:

  • restore designated sites
  • plant native vegetation
  • mulch sensitive areas
  • repair our mountain home

Registration is now closed for Truckee River Day – but you can still help!

  • Full Day Projects – 9am to 2:30pm: If you would like to volunteer for a morning project, go to the Resort at Squaw Creek parking lot for the Squaw Creek project.
  • Half Day Projects – 11am to 2:30pm: If you would like to volunteer for a half day project, go to Alpine Meadows Rd at the Bear Creek bridge for the Beaver Tree Protection project.

You must check-in with a Group Leader to register before starting to work.

Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing appropriate for the day’s weather. Please bring water, lunch, work gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and a pack to carry your items.

All volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

You can also join us at the River Fair at Granite Flat, located 1 mile south of Truckee on Highway 89. Festivities start about 1:00pm.

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Special thanks to our volunteers, partners and funders, including:

Truckee River Day Fast Facts

When: Rain or shine on Sunday, October 15th, 2017
From 9:00am or 11:00am to approximately 2:30pm
Where: Various locations throughout the watershed
Specific locations included in registration
Contact: Michele Prestowitz at 530.550.8760 x4 or

River Fair at Granite Flat
Family fun for everyone

  • Live music and entertainment
  • Environmental education activities
  • Art projects and treats

Don’t miss the Lahontan cutthroat trout release at 3:00pm!

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