by Jeannette Halderman, Program Manager

Saturday, September 8th, 105 Northstar (Vail Resorts) employees volunteered to revegetate a weed-infested site along the Truckee River Legacy Trail. The work day was part of Vail Echo Day activities at all Vail resorts. The Watershed Council provided the revegetation plan, completed prep work for the site, and organized group leader training. We are especially grateful to Northstar and Vail Echo Day for providing over 300 volunteer hours to directly benefit our community and the Truckee River!

Vail Echo Day 2012; photo: J.HaldermanWe want to acknowledge the following:

  • Our fabulous group leaders:
    • Northstar /Vail Resorts /: Tim Stansell, Sarah Person, and Sue Malavolta
    • Grateful Gardens: Tim Critz and staff
    • U.S. Forest Service: Susi Urie, Rachel Westeby, and Rachel Rosenberg
    • TRWC and volunteer Weed Warriors: Kathy Welch, Lisa Wallace, Diane Kiser, Courtney Hart, Deborah Croyle, Ted Lipien, Sam Corely
  • Tahoe Truckee Sanitation Agency, Truckee Sanitary District, and the Town of Truckee for planning assistance and access
  • Grateful Gardens (Tim Critz and crew) for donating irrigation time and materials
  • Western Nevada Supply for donating irrigation materials
  • Susi Urie and Northstar (Tim Stansell and Sarah Person) for pine needles
  • The Villager Nursery (Eric Larusson and Sara Trebilcock) for plant materials
  • Comstock Seed (Ed Kleiner) for seed
  • Sierra Nevada Alliance (Tony Passantino) and Americorps volunteers for weeding
  • Blount Excavation (Bob Blount) for placing rock

View more about this event in a video posted by Vail Resorts:

Thank you all for another successful Truckee River Watershed Council community event!