Friends of NWRA
Truckee River Watershed Council We're Hiring! 2020 Internship Open Now
Are you passionate about the watershed? Do you want multi-faceted experience at a local conservation organization? Apply for our 2020 Internship, open now!
EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge
The Campus RainWorks Challenge is a green infrastructure design competition for current students at American colleges and universities. Teams must register in order to submit their complete entries by December 17th. Winners will be announced in the Spring of 2020.
Save the Date: CRC Seminar Oct 23rd at Western Nevada College
Guest speakers from RCI, Conservation Districts, AWG, Nevada State Lands and river project funders.
Western Nevada College: Bristlecone Room
1-4 pm with refreshments provided
Meet Our New Development Director!
The Truckee River Watershed Council is happy to introduce our new Development Director, Sue Drake! If you see her around, say hi and welcome her to the team!
Greening Up a Former Dairy Meadow in the Heart of Truckee
Another meadow restoration? Yes! Read about the project in McIver Dairy Meadow—happening soon—in our
most recent blog post.
2019 Summer Newsletter Out Now!
Find out more about Truckee River Watershed Council's summer of meadows in our newly released 2019 Summer Newsletter.
Reconnecting the Floodplain in Dry Creek Meadow
Head over to our blog to read about another one of our meadow restoration projects happening later this summer!
Our Work: Dry Creek Meadow, McIver Dairy Meadow, and More!
Check out the new additions to the Our Work section of our website! Dig deeper and find out more about the restoration projects going on in our watershed.
NWRA 2020 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker, Todd H. Votteler, Ph.D, Editor-in-Chief, Texas Water Journal has just put out a special issue of the American Water Resources Association’s IMPACT magazine on Texas water issues. Please download your copy HERE!
The Summer 2019 issue of Nevada Water News, the quarterly newsletter for the Nevada Water Resources Research Institute (NWRRI), is now available on the NWRRI website. Inside you will find articles on the water resources research being conducted in Nevada, as well as the principal investigators and students conducting the research.
Carson Water Subconservancy District - Request for Qualifications
CWSD is conducting a competitive ONE-STEP process to retain up to eight (8) consultants to provide professional civil engineering services for FEMA flood risk mapping, assessment, and planning (Risk MAP) studies which includes but not limited to, research, analysis, conceptual planning and design, strategic development, FEMA flood mapping studies, FEMA Hazard Mitigation studies, CLOMR/LOMA/LOMR development, and Area Drainage Master Plans.
CWSD invites interested firms to submit written Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) relating to this solicitation. A Screening Committee will evaluate firms’ qualifications and experience with similar projects. The firms determined to be best qualified will then be invited to enter into negotiations with CWSD for an on-call fixed fee or time and material contracts for each individual project.
Click here for more information and full RFQ
Please direct questions to Ed James at email@example.com or (775) 887-7456
Carson River Watershed - Online Interactive Map
We are pleased to announce that the Carson River Watershed Online Interactive Map and its Spanish version are now finished!
NEW RFP ~ Second Martis Wildlife Area RFP
TRWC has released a second RFP for our Martis Wildlife Area Restoration project. See our website for information on this and other RFPs.
Friends of NWRA
2019 NWRA Organization Memberships
Barrick Nevada - Cortez District
Carollo Engineers, Inc.
Carson City Public Works
Colorado River Commission
Douglas County Public Works
Farr West Engineering
Geotemps, Inc. / Geopros, Inc.
Golder & Associates
Great Basin Water Co.
HDR Engineering Inc.
Lincoln County Water District
Montgomery & Associates
Muddy Valley Irrigation
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Newmont Mining Company
Southern Nevada Water Authority
SRK Consulting, Inc.
State of Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Water Quality Planning
Terraphase Engineering, Inc.
Truckee Meadows Water Authority
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Friends of NWRA Advertising Page
The cost for the ad will be $250 per year. The ad price includes one monthly update to your ad space, if you have information in the ad you would like to change or update. Your ad will include a heading with your business logo or name (linked to website designated by you), company information and 2 lines of additional text, approximately 630 by 90 pixels in size.
CWSD's Video Series Debut:
Conserving the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset
Carson Water Subconservancy District is delighted to debut this new video series underscoring the importance of conserving the Carson River Floodplain. Please pass them on!
Click links below to view these four videos:
Public Service Announcement (PSA) - Conserving the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset
Agriculture’s a Good Fit for Conserving the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset
A Case for Developers to Conserve the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset
Our Officials in Conserving the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset
These videos are intended to increase flood awareness, reduce flood hazards, and spur actions to conserve the Carson River Floodplain. These videos meet the goal identified in 2003 and reaffirmed in 2012 by the Carson River Coalition: “Protect the floodplain from future development. Once the floodplain and especially the river’s meander belt corridor are impacted by development, the river loses the ability to reestablish its natural functions. Agricultural fields near the channel are critical for floodwater attenuation, ground water recharge, non-point source pollution buffering and providing habitat for wildlife.”
Thanks to Carson River Coalition for their input and review. Thank you to John Cobourn and Steve Lewis for their lifetime of work to conserve the Carson River Floodplain. Thank you to CWSD staff - Ed James, Toni Leffler, Brenda Hunt, and Shane Fryer - for letting me grow in a project management role and generously sharing their expertise to write, edit, and produce this video series. We appreciate Tom Strekel's voiceover talent and the time taken to make special appearances in the videos by Rob Holley, Lynn Zonge, Gavin Feiger, Aly Cheney, and Krissie Thornhill with Sapphire and Hunter.
It was a pleasure to work with Orangetree Productions to create this FEMA funded video series.
The Truckee River Watershed Council has released a new RFP for a Restoration Project Communication Strategy, Plan and Messaging. See our website for more information about this and other RFPs.
THE CARSON WATER SUBCONSERVANCY DISTRICT (CWSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Lynn Zonge to receive the 2019 Andy Aldax Carson River Watershed Award for Exemplary Service in Conservation and Protection of the Carson River Watershed.
One of her most noted projects was the Carson River Aquatic Trail. She was instrumental in introducing and mapping this wild and undeveloped section of the Carson River which has become one the best river runs in Nevada.