Watershed Education Initiative
Continued enhancement and implementation of Washoe County School District curriculum which is focused on water science and water quality/watershed protection with emphasis on the Truckee River. The program is broken into a classroom component which focuses on the water cycle and sources of pollution which can affect the Truckee River and a field component where students conduct water quality tests at field sites on the Truckee River. Students are also encouraged to participate in special events such as the annual Truckee River Clean-up Day.
This program increases public awareness of the critical water quality issues affecting water resources, the importance of protecting our water resources, and those programs in-place to protect our critical water resources.