2018 Truckee River Source To Sea
Educational Paddling Adventure


2018 Student Ambassador Team

The 2018 Student Ambassador Team will consist of 10 new members and 4 mentor members from last year, representing middle schools from 4 different school districts throughout the Truckee River Watershed.  We are currently in the process of soliciting applications for this team.  Please click on the link below to access the application form.  Please contact Sue if you have any questions, and send the completed signed application form to Sue by email, sue (at) riversforchange (dot) org, or regular mail to Sue Norman, PO Box 8553, Truckee, CA  96162.  

2018 Student Ambassador Application Form

As team members are selected, their photos and profiles will be posted to this page.

The student team will be led by the Project Director and Team Leader, Sue Norman.  She will be assisted on the water by professional outfitters and skilled volunteers throughout the journey.

Sue Norman, Team Leader: is a long time river enthusiast, starting at the tender age of 2.5 on family canoe trips in the Ozarks.  In addition to a lifetime of recreational pursuits on rivers, she was also a member of several US whitewater kayaking and rafting teams, competing on rivers all over the world. Her accomplishments include winning the National Whitewater Kayak Slalom Championships in 1982, and several world championships as a member of the US Women’s Whitewater Rafting Team.  In 2016, Sue retired from a 27-year career as a hydrologist with the US Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.  During her career, she and her staff completed numerous watershed, stream channel, and meadow restoration projects throughout the Tahoe Basin (including the Upper and Middle Truckee River) in collaboration with a wide variety of state and local partners.  She currently lives in Truckee, CA with her partner Lisa and her eight-year old son Seth.  

























2017 Truckee River StS Student Ambassador Team!