RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful announced Saturday that its annual cleanup has removed 15 tons of trash and 28 tons of weeds and green waste.
KTMB said more than 580 volunteers were working at 21 sites along the Truckee River from Verdi to Wadsworth and throughout the Truckee River watershed. Volunteers targeted illegal spills and invasive weeds, stencilled 300 storm drains, and carried out other beautification and clean-up work.
The cleanup also reduced the risk of fire.
The 15 tonnes of waste includes a shopping cart, two loudspeakers, seven tires and scrap metal. There were 120 cubic meters of mulch spread for weed reduction. Volunteers also wrapped 30 trees to protect them from beavers and planted 28 plants and trees.
“Once again, the Truckee River cleanup has provided our community with a reason to come together and put on a successful event,” KTMB executive director Mark Cameron said in a statement. “We are so grateful to our many funders and municipal partners who have made this cleanup financially possible and would like to extend a big thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who gave a bit of their Saturday to clean up the Truckee River today. a huge success. ”
Cleanup Supporters: Truckee River Fund, Washoe County Health District, UPS, REI, Cities of Reno and Sparks, Washoe County, Pepsi, Save Mart Supermarkets, Sun Valley General Improvement District, and the Bureau of Land Management.
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