2017 Truckee River Source To Sea
From June 2nd-11th, 2017 we ran our first Truckee River Source to (Inland) Sea Environmental Learning Adventure and Paddling Fundraiser!
With community support we raised almost $20,000 for Educational Outreach and our Student Ambassador Team! As part of the Source To Sea Adventure, we hosted five public event days including four public paddling days on Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River.
About: The journey began on the Upper Truckee River and flowed into Lake Tahoe on the South Shore. After crossing Lake Tahoe we paddled along the entire Truckee River from Tahoe City to its terminus in Pyramid Lake, Nevada. We engaged communities and schools within the watershed and along the river through hands on interaction, educational events and paddling adventures. We highlighted the unique ecological values and conservation efforts affecting the Truckee River and the entire watershed.
Core Team and Student Ambassadors:
A small core team completed the entire journey, including several long endurance paddles and Class IV whitewater. In addition, a team of student ambassadors completed several key legs of the Source To Sea journey, and represented multiple schools located along the Truckee River watershed.
There were numerous opportunities for guest paddlers to participate on key legs of the journey. They got to paddle the scenic west shore of Lake Tahoe, run fun whitewater between Tahoe City and Reno and floated through beautiful meandering meadow & wetland reaches.
We reached over 750 students in schools throughout the watershed with dynamic in-class presentations. We held out-of-classroom events along the river to facilitate in-depth interaction with a variety of our river/watershed stewardship partners.
Thank you Sponsors!
We’re incredibly grateful to the following businesses for getting involved as sponsors for the important Truckee River Source To Sea Environmental Learning Adventure.