By Bob Conrad | Photos by Dana Nollsch
The Truckee River impacts us all. That was the message a coalition of organizations presented Tuesday at an open house set up to gather community input about the future of the river.
Nevada Land Trust Executive Director Alicia Reban said that the open house was the first opportunity to see what the group has been working on for the past year.
“We’ve worked to distill some of the critical issues on or along the river and have come up with … four overarching goals, and the point of the open house is to lay the goals out to the public, to gather input.
“How does this look to you? Does it feel complete and comprehensive?”
She said that information is available at OneTruckeeRiver.org for more information. The group will be going to area city councils and the Washoe County commission for adoption of the first phase of improvements.
“Then we move into implementation of the key components,” Reban said. “There really is room for everyone. The Truckee River affects everyone in our region, and we hope that this plan will have all of those voices in it.”
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.