Ever wonder who helps keep the Truckee River, shared parks and open spaces clean?
Each spring, before the Reno River Festival, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) recruits more than 800 volunteers from the Reno, Sparks and Washoe County area to join the Great Community Cleanup. This May 5th, these volunteers will spend the morning making their way down the Truckee River collecting trash & debris helping ensure that visitors leave with a positive experience and perception of our great city and it’s unique downtown natural resource.
The One Truckee River Management Plan is a collaborative vision by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and Nevada Land Trust and many other stakeholders to connect enough people to the Truckee River to ensure its future health and well-being. The vision recognizes how caring for the Truckee River is linked to the health and well-being of the entire region.
One Truckee River is a collaboration of public and private partners working together to realize a Truckee River that flows clear and clean — where natural ecology, cultural resources, and wildlife are sustained, and where residents and visitors are connected to unparalleled opportunities for recreation and regeneration. Some of One Truckee River’s partners include: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Truckee Meadows Water Authority, City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe County, The Nature Conservancy, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, National Park Service, Community Foundation of Western Nevada, Sierra Nevada Journeys, and many more.
For the first time the Reno River Festival is encouraging festival goers to donate $1 to the cause as they enter the park.
The proceeds will directly benefit the growth and education of the One Truckee River project and the expansion and future of the Reno River Festival.
The Reno River Festival is a free event to the public. Guests who donate $1 will receive a commemorative One Truckee River / Reno River Festival wristband and discount at the Reno River Festival merchandise tent.
*Guests can donate more as they enter if they choose.