September 2018 Executive Director Newsletter

Fall weather has arrived, and Conservancy crews are nearing the work season’s end before the snow starts to fly. Flows are already lighter in the Tahoe Basin’s rivers and creeks, including the Upper Truckee River, which drains Lake Tahoe’s largest subwatershed. The Conservancy welcomed good news in September as we were awarded two significant grants in support of our efforts to restore the Upper Truckee River watershed. California Department of Fish and Wildlife awarded $1.7 million to the Conservancy to help fund the restoration of the Upper Truckee Marsh. Farther upstream, the federal Bureau of Reclamation announced it would provide $143,000 towards the rehabilitation of the former Tahoe Pines campground, a parcel that sits on the banks of the Upper Truckee just before it passes under U.S. Highway 50 in Meyers. These funds help keep the momentum going, and we look forward to collaborating with our many partners as we advance a larger restoration strategy for the Upper Truckee River watershed as a whole.

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Patrick