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Volunteers needed at Urban Watershed Awareness Day Saturday
by Tribune Staff
Aug 16, 2012 | 967 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

SPARKS — This Saturday, the Truckee Meadows Watershed Committee (a partnership between the cities of Reno and Sparks as well as Washoe County) and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB), will hold a volunteer-based urban watershed storm drain stenciling day, focusing on protecting the Truckee River from urban pollution.

The day will start at 8 a.m. at various locations around Truckee Meadows including northwest Reno, southwest Reno and midtown. Volunteers sign up to volunteer in a particular area for the day.

“It’s important for citizens, landscapers and everyone to remember that gutter flow carries everything in its path into the Truck River,” said Lynell Garfield-Qualls, city of Reno hydrologist. “This includes fertilizers from our lawns, pesticides, pet waste, oils and fallen fruit and leaves. We need to keep polluted runoff out of the storm drain system.”

To volunteer for Urban Watershed Awareness Day contact KTMB at or call 851-5185.
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