Grant #193

2018 Spring Invasive Weed Pull & Fall Truckee River Cleanup

Project Description:

The Truckee River Cleanup is designed to address both the direct and immediate presence of weeds, litter and nonpoint pollution runoff, and the underlying causes of these challenges by educating and engaging the community. KTMB uses proven approaches to “cleanups” that have been shown to save tax payers money. The cleanup will target removal of invasive weeds and trash from along the Truckee River corridor and its tributaries during KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup and KTMB’s Truckee River Cleanup Day, monitor the impact of current cleanup efforts, and engage more year-round cleanup support.

TMWA Benefit:

This project supports the TRF Grant Priorities V, VI, VII and VIII – Support to Rehabilitation of Local Tributary Creeks and Drainage Courses, Stewardship and Environmental Awareness, Meet Multiple Objectives, and Leverage Stakeholder Assets and Participation. KTMB educates and informs residents and visitors about the importance of maintaining a healthy river; how noxious weeds negatively affect native plant communities, habitats, and watershed; how litter and pollution are harmful to human health, wildlife, the local environment and economy; and collaborates to create a cleaner community while saving precious taxpayer dollars that would otherwise be spent on cleanup.