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The Truckee River Fund Protects our Water Source

RivercroppedSince the first grant in January 2006 more than $11 million in grants has flowed through the Truckee River Fund to take care of the Truckee River and its watershed. The Truckee River is our life-line. 85% of our drinking water comes through the river from its watershed in the Sierras. We play on its shores or tube down the rills, we walk or bike along the pathway. We fish, we photograph, we boast about it.  We love the river. The Truckee River ties the residents of our valley together. The Truckee River Fund is funded by the Truckee Meadows Water Authority. Its grants are made through a public process. As part of the process, The Community Foundation releases a public, competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) in the spring and fall of each year. Organizations are invited to submit project proposals along with proof of matching funding. After the RFP closes, the Community Foundation staff vet and organize the proposals for the fund advisory committee. Grants selected by a nine-member fund advisory committee are then taken to the TMWA Board of Directors at a public meeting for final approval. truckeebridge2     Learn more about the Truckee River Fund.    

Projects in 2017 have included:

  • The Spring Invasive Weed Pull and Fall Truckee River Clean Up by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
  • Truckee River Tributaries Sediment Reduction by the Truckee River Watershed Council
  • Watershed Education Initiative (WEI) by Sierra Nevada Journeys
  • Big Cheif: F4M Restoration Culvert Outflows by the Truckee River Watershed Council
  • One Truckee River Phase 1 Action  by Nevada Land Trust
  • Landscape Conservation Forecasting for the Truckee River Watershed by The Nature Conservancy of Nevada
  • Mount rose Noxious Weed Monitoring and Treatment by Friends of Nevada Wilderness
  • Truckee River Clean Up Crew by the City of Reno