Invasive Weed Pull and Truckee River Cleanup Day 2011
This project entails the use of 600-900 local residents who will conduct clean up and weed pull of the Truckee River corridor from Verdi to Lockwood. It is expected that 20,000- 40,000 pounds of weeds and trash will be collected. Other activities include the stenciling of 50 storm drains and wrapping of trees to deter destruction/damage from beaver. Community youth groups (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters) will be engaged in this effort.
This project provides a direct water quality benefit to the Truckee River upstream of TMWA’s treatment plants and also improves public awareness relative to protecting the watershed.