• 19th Annual Truckee River Watershed Snapshot Day

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    May 07, 2019
    19th Annual Truckee River Watershed Snapshot Day
    WHO:             30-40 students from Spanish Springs High School and Sage Ridge School
    Jason Kuchnicki, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Rhonda Beadell, Washoe County School District
    Christian Kropf, Truckee Meadows Water Authority
    Nicholas Brothers, City of Reno

    WHAT:          Snapshot Day is a Truckee River Watershed-wide monitoring event that takes a snapshot of water quality and habitat conditions of the Truckee River Watershed. Students (monitoring teams) are assigned to a site to perform a visual habitat assessment, collect field data, grab water samples,* and create photo documentation. Dedicated Team Leaders help students understand watershed concepts and the importance of stewardship practices.
                            * Students will test water for dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH and temperature. Water
                            samples are then taken to the Nevada State Health Lab and measured for turbidity,
                            nutrients and fecal coliform bacteria.

    Excellent visual opportunities.
    WHERE:       Media are invited to join students from Spanish Springs HS and Sage Ridge School, as
                            well as the above facilitators at the Hunter Creek site location.

    Directions: to Hunter Creek Trailhead
    Parking lot signage: Hunter Creek Trail & Steamboat Ditch Trail Access. Walk the trail (beyond the restrooms) into canyon, then switchback right/downhill to the trail alongside Hunter Creek towards Steamboat Ditch. Walk time is about 5-10 minutes.  
    WHEN:           Friday, May 17th at 9:45 a.m.
                            Accredited members of the media who would like to attend should email Samantha Thompson to RSVP: sthompson@dcnr.nv.gov. Please include your name, contact information, and media affiliation.