Grant #204

2018 Spring Invasive Weed Pull

Project Description:

The Great Community and Truckee River Cleanup activities will include:

  • Volunteers removing invasive weeds at several hot spots along the Truckee River and its tributaries, as identified by weed experts at Nevada Land Trust and members of the WSCWMA.
  • Producing key messaging about responsible river recreation and keeping the river clean; and
  • Presenting to City and County NABS/CABS, churches, recreation/outdoor groups, city council and county commission meetings, service organizations, KTMB Beautiful Businesses, as well as K-12 children through our Weed, Water, and Waste Warriors programs, and on-site educational opportunities along the river and in Idlewild Park’s Sensory Garden.

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 taxpayer dollars that would otherwise be spent on cleanup.