The Hilltop-Ponderosa area was once a single contiguous wet meadow complex that discharged to the Truckee River. Since the settlement of Truckee in the 1800’s it has been significantly impacted by land use and urban development which has altered and disconnected the hydrology of the system. This has contributed to loss of wetland habitat and hydrologic function as well as contributed to downstream erosion and sedimentation issues. Despite the level of alteration, feasibility and conceptual design basis studies have demonstrated that there are significant opportunities for restoration and functional uplift of the site.

The Truckee Meadows Restoration project (TMRP) is designed to restore hydrologic function and reestablish historic wetlands by reversing historic and modern impacts and making improvements to the existing infrastructure. Moreover it seeks to remedy erosion issues downstream of the meadow complex to reduce sedimentation of the Truckee River.

The Truckee River Watershed Council seeks to hire a contractor(s) to implement the TMRP design. The work will involve a variety of tasks related to meadow and stream restoration as well as the construction of recreational trails, gates and fences, and access road improvements.

Please see the Truckee Meadows Restoration Project Request for Bids for more information. Note that all amendments to this RFB will be posted in the “news” section on . Please refer to that site frequently as amendments may not be otherwise distributed.

A mandatory pre-bid tour will be conducted on May 15, 2017 from 10am-12pm. Bids must be received by 5:00pm on May 26, 2017. Bids must be submitted electronically in PDF format with all materials contained in a single file. Send bids to .