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!


Martis Wildlife Area: Becoming Greener, Wetter, and Wilder


We're making progress out in Martis Widlife Area! A new creek crossing has replaced failed culverts, allowing tributaries to spread out, re-watering surrounding portions of meadow. Follow us on Facebook for more updates!


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!


Registration for Truckee River Day Now Open!


Registration for the 24th annual Truckee River Day taking place on Sunday, October 20th, is officially open! Click here to register now.


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.


Martis Wildlife Area Docent Hours


Want to know more about our Martis Wildlife Area restoration project? Come find our docent on Tompkins Memorial Trail, Wednesdays from 8am to 10am.


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 edjames@cwsd.org or (775) 887-7456


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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!

http://www.cwsd.org/watershed/


River Talks

Take a one hour virtual tour of the Truckee River Watershed Council's programs and projects. Multiple tours are available. Learn why the watershed is important and meet new friends along the way. Contact Brenda for dates and locations.


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


Providing water resource planning, water right management and support, GIS/asset management, environmental services, and land surveying services throughout Nevada for more than 18 years.  Lucas Tipton, P.E. – Planning Manager - Farr West Engineering For more information please call (775) 853-7253.

Providing water resource planning, water right management and support, GIS/asset management, environmental services, and land surveying services throughout Nevada for more than 18 years.

Lucas Tipton, P.E. – Planning Manager - Farr West Engineering
For more information please call (775) 853-7253.


Providing land surveying, consulting, and water right surveying throughout Nevada. For more information please call (702) 212-3967 or email info@wmksurveying.com

Providing land surveying, consulting, and water right surveying throughout Nevada. For more information please call (702) 212-3967 or email info@wmksurveying.com

 

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Directed Technologies Drilling (DTD) was recently acquired by Ellingson, a third-generation, nation-wide specialty trenchless construction contractor located in West Concord, MN. They are focused on providing end-to-end solutions in water and underground infrastructure management.  DTD’s management had been looking for the right strategic partner to fuel our next chapter of growth and opportunity for our clients, company, employees - Ellingson is the perfect partner. While gaining a new name, logo and corporate structure, the management and field teams from DTD will remain to provide unparalleled expertise in the use of horizontal directional drilling technology for environmental remediation, water supply, and geotechnical applications. DTD will now operate as a division of Ellingson and do business as Ellingson-DTD.  We now have access to over thirty HDD rigs ranging in capacity from 4,000 lb. to 800,000 lb. along with additional OSHA 40-hr trained crews. This suite of equipment and personnel will allow us to complete relatively short, shallow blind remediation wells and increase our ability to install complex, horizontal water supply wells.  Along with the additional drilling equipment and personnel, we've now added operations in MN and ND to the existing offices in PA, TX and WA.  To sum this all up – the benefits to you, our trusted and valued clients, include a larger and more versatile suite of equipment, additional qualified trained crews, and a geographic diverse set of office locations. We are extremely fortunate and excited to work as Ellingson-DTD and hope you will join us in our journey as we expand our horizontal remediation, water supply and geotechnical services across the US.  Since the acquisition, we have completed several remediation projects in the Western US. Two of the projects included horizontal wells completed under buildings for vapor mitigation purposes. Our next issue of Inflection Points will discuss how sub slab horizontal wells can provide contaminant mass removal along with indoor air vapor mitigation.

Directed Technologies Drilling (DTD) was recently acquired by Ellingson, a third-generation, nation-wide specialty trenchless construction contractor located in West Concord, MN. They are focused on providing end-to-end solutions in water and underground infrastructure management.

DTD’s management had been looking for the right strategic partner to fuel our next chapter of growth and opportunity for our clients, company, employees - Ellingson is the perfect partner. While gaining a new name, logo and corporate structure, the management and field teams from DTD will remain to provide unparalleled expertise in the use of horizontal directional drilling technology for environmental remediation, water supply, and geotechnical applications. DTD will now operate as a division of Ellingson and do business as Ellingson-DTD.

We now have access to over thirty HDD rigs ranging in capacity from 4,000 lb. to 800,000 lb. along with additional OSHA 40-hr trained crews. This suite of equipment and personnel will allow us to complete relatively short, shallow blind remediation wells and increase our ability to install complex, horizontal water supply wells.

Along with the additional drilling equipment and personnel, we've now added operations in MN and ND to the existing offices in PA, TX and WA.

To sum this all up – the benefits to you, our trusted and valued clients, include a larger and more versatile suite of equipment, additional qualified trained crews, and a geographic diverse set of office locations. We are extremely fortunate and excited to work as Ellingson-DTD and hope you will join us in our journey as we expand our horizontal remediation, water supply and geotechnical services across the US.

Since the acquisition, we have completed several remediation projects in the Western US. Two of the projects included horizontal wells completed under buildings for vapor mitigation purposes. Our next issue of Inflection Points will discuss how sub slab horizontal wells can provide contaminant mass removal along with indoor air vapor mitigation.


2019 NWRA Organization Memberships

2020 NWRA Organization Memberships

Terraphase Engineering Inc.
Marigold Mining Company
Montgomery & Associates
Muddy Valley Irrigation


 
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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 Truckee River Watershed Council has released an RFP for the design of the Lacey Meadows Restoration HERE. More information about this and other RFPs can be found on their website.


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.  

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