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Tenth Annual Truckee River Day is October 16

TitleTenth Annual Truckee River Day is October 16
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at
Date Original2005-01-11
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment #135 - "Tenth Annual Truckee River Day is October 16" (Air Date: September 19, 2006).
SubjectWatershed restoration -- Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif. and Nev.)
Watershed management -- Tahoe, Lake, Region (Calif. and Nev.)
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif and Nev)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, or 775-832-4138.
Date Digital2006-02-15
RelationWindows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegement 135 - One of the best-attended annual volunteer events for local river restoration is Truckee River Day, organized by the Truckee River Watershed Council. This year, it is on Oct. 16 in Truckee. Truckee River Day began 10 years ago as a partnership between local citizens and the USDA Forest Service. Since that time, dozens of restoration projects have been implemented by volunteers throughout the Truckee River watershed. This year, volunteers of all ages can help with a variety of projects to help restore the local watershed. Volunteers can help plant native vegetation on eroding sites, clear conifer slash to rehabilitate a meadow, restore spawning habitat for fish, and clean up trash. One of the larger projects will include work on trails in the Martis Valley wildlife viewing area. This beautiful public hiking area just south of California State Route 267 in Martis Valley has nearly been loved to death by local hikers. The trail needs to be rerouted away from the edge of the stream banks, and the existing trail will be revegetated. In one area, on the Tompkins Memorial Trail, a boardwalk will be constructed over a sensitive and fragile wetland. The habitat in these areas can be damaged during the muddy season in the spring, when hiking can uproot plants in the soft, wet soil. Work on this boardwalk will start on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 25. Contact Jacqui Zink, Martis Lake Ranger, (530) 587-8113, to volunteer or for more information about this. To celebrate this tenth anniversary of Truckee River Day, there will also be a River Fair at the end of the day on Oct. 16, at Granite Flat Campground, just south of Truckee on California State Route 89. There will be all sorts of fun, including live entertainment, food and drink, an art show, and river-related booths. One highlight will be the release of the Lahontan cutthroat trout at 4 p.m. The River Fair is open to the public, as well as to Truckee River Day volunteers. Volunteers for Truckee River Day are required to preregister by visiting the Truckee River Watershed Council Web site at, or calling their office at (530) 550-8760. Someone from the Truckee River Watershed Council will contact you the week before Truckee River Day to tell you where to meet your group and what to bring.

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