2017 Truckee River Source To Sea
Planning for the 150 mile Truckee River Source to Sea adventure has begun! Rivers for Change is producing an environmental adventure from the source to the terminus of the Truckee River in early June. The journey will begin on the Upper Truckee River on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, across Lake Tahoe, and continue along the entire Truckee River from Tahoe City to its terminus in Pyramid Lake, Nevada. As in past Source to Sea projects, a key objective of this trip is to engage communities and schools within the watershed and along the river through hands on interaction and adventure. In taking part in this adventure communities will learn about the unique ecological values and conservation efforts affecting their backyard river, within the context of the entire watershed.
Core Team and Guest Paddlers
A small core team will be formed to complete the entire journey, including several long endurance paddles, as well as up to Class IV whitewater. There will be numerous opportunities for guest paddlers to participate on key legs of this journey floating through beautiful meandering meadow/wetland reaches, a scenic paddle along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, as well as navigating some fun whitewater sections between Tahoe City and Reno.
The Truckee StS adventure will engage with schools throughout the watershed through dynamic in-class presentations, and out of classroom events along the river to facilitate in-depth interaction with a variety of river/watershed stewardship partners. In addition, a team of student ambassadors representing multiple schools located along the Truckee River watershed will be formed to complete several key legs of the source to sea journey.
There are many ways to get involved with this event! You can paddle, you can volunteer, and you can become a partner or sponsor!
We have recently enlisted Sue Norman to be the Project Director for this event. Sue has a lifetime of experience on rivers as well as in watershed conservation and restoration.
If you wish to be on a mailing list to receive direct information updates about this event, or have questions about membership on the core team and student ambassador team, participating as a guest paddler, helping as a volunteer, or becoming an event/team sponsor, please contact Sue.
You can also follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/riversforchange/ and this website for bi-monthly updates on how to get engaged in the Truckee River StS adventure.