KTMB’s 7th Annual Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup

By: Morgan Tiar Email
By: Morgan Tiar Email

Volunteers are needed to remove trash from open space areas and pull invasive weeds from along the banks of the Truckee River on Saturday May 12th from 8:30am-12 noon. Last year over five hundred volunteers coordinated by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful removed over eighty five tons of trash and invasive weeds throughout the Truckee Meadows. A volunteer appreciation picnic sponsored by SaveMart will follow the cleanup. To sign up at one of fifteen clean-up or weed-pull sites go to ktmb.org or call 851-5185.

The Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup is part of a long-term, community-based effort to provide greater stewardship of the region’s natural resources. “Working together, we can improve our quality of life through the proper disposal of solid waste and the preservation of some of our favorite recreation areas,” says Christi Cakiroglu, Executive Director of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful.

What: Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup
When: Saturday, May 12th 2012, 8:30am- 12 noon
Where: Go to www.ktmb.org for a list of sites and to sign up or call 851-5185

Partners and Sponsors for the Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup include: The Truckee River Fund, NV Energy, Sun Valley General Improvement District, Castaway Trash Hauling, SaveMart Supermarkets, Hobey’s Casino & Restaurant, Nature’s Bakery, KTVN Channel 2 News, Washoe County, City of Sparks, City of Reno, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Washoe County Health Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, The Nature Conservancy, Truckee Meadows Weed Coordinating Group, University Nevada Cooperative Extension, The Reno-Sparks Chamber, New Belgium Brewery, American Auto Wreckers, RT Donovan, Bridgestone-Firestone, Simms Metal Management, PSC Environmental and ERGS Properties.

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