By Nicole Carlsen, Operations Coordinator

View from Donner Pines East, $10,000 rebate winner.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 rebate for completed river-friendly landscaping soil erosion measures.

The River-Friendly landscaping contest began in September 2011 with the objective to restore residential properties with significant erosion problems near rivers and streams in Truckee. Residents were asked to fill out an application and submit photos. Ten Truckee-area residents applied.

Even if you are not one of the winners there is still an opportunity participate in the River-Friendly Landscaping program. By signing up, homeowners will receive a custom site evaluation and plan as well as up to $400 rebate.

For more information, click here or contact Andy Otto at 530-550-8760 x3.