Storm drain stenciling planned for Saturday

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CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE

This Saturday, Aug. 18, beginning at 8 a.m., the Truckee Meadows Watershed Committee (a partnership between the cities of Reno and Sparks and Washoe County) and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, will hold a volunteer-based urban watershed storm drain stenciling day, focusing on protecting the Truckee River from urban pollution.

“It’s important for citizens, landscapers and everyone to remember that gutter flow carries everything in its path into the Truckee River,” advises 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 please contact KTMB at staff@ktmb.org or 775-851-5185. Volunteers will be assigned a meeting location in Northwest Reno, Southwest Reno or Midtown when they sign up.

The Truckee River is our main source of drinking water here in the Truckee Meadows: our native fish need cool, clean water, we need it, and our future generations need it. For more information on protecting the Truckee River visit www.tmstormwater.com.

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