October 1, 2015
Filed Under North Tahoe Events
Grab those gloves, shovels and boots and bring the family and friends out to help restore the Truckee River at the annual Truckee River Day on October 18, 2015 starting at 9 AM.
You will be near streams and meadows, working side-by-side with other volunteers to plant restoration sites with seedlings and willows, remove invasive vegetation, compost and mulch sensitive areas, remove garbage and more.
Truckee River Day started in 1996. 400 volunteers came to lend a hand and completed 10 projects. Since that first year thousands of volunteers have participated in dozens of restoration projects.
All Day and Half Day Projects
All Day (9am – 3pm) projects:
Dry Creek Restoration (all ages)
Moderate – Help with meadow restoration in Russel Valley. Seeding, plant willows, mulching.
Jammer Chair Restoration (age 10+)
Moderate – Plant willows, mulch and seed at restoration site north of Stampede Reservoir.
Little Truckee River Restoration (age 10+)
Moderate/Strenuous – Willow work, erosion control, mulching. Trout Unlimited Project.
Waddle Ranch Trail (age 15+)
Moderate/Strenuous – Work on trail connector between Waddle Ranch and Elizabethtown in Martis Valley.
Half Day (11am – 3pm) projects:
Boca Townsite Seeding (all ages)
Easy – Spread seeds in recently burned area.
Johnson Canyon Revegetation (age 10+)
Moderate – Spread seeds, mulch restored area in Johnson Canyon. Hiking required.
Milfoil Surveys (age 10+)
Easy/Moderate – Survey for aquatic invasive plants. Requires hiking over uneven ground.
Stockrest Springs Restoration (age 10+)
Moderate – Repair fence protecting rare plants, remove conifers from meadow.
Sugar Pine Planting (all ages)
Easy/Moderate – Plant sugar pines in Tahoe Donner.
Come prepared for a day of work – bring sunscreen, water bottle, sun hat, layered clothing, wear long pants, work gloves, wear sturdy shoes, lunch or snacks, and bring a steel rake if you are able.
Afternoon – River Fair from 1:00 p.m.
After all the hard work celebrate the Truckee River at the Granite Flat Campground on Highway 89 South, approximately 1 mile south of Truckee with live music, FREE food, fun activities, art projects and a special performance at 3:00 pm.
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