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[Photo] Two volunteers grabbing water samples during Snapshot Day. Join Us for the Tahoe-Truckee
Clean Water Team's


11th Annual Snapshot Day

Friday, May 13, 2011 from 9:00 am - 12:00
The Lower Truckee River segment will be monitored to accommodate school participation.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 9:00 am - 12:00
Monitoring will be done in South Lake Tahoe, North Lake Tahoe and on the Middle Truckee River.

Registration:
Your participation is important!  The number of stream sites sampled depends on the number of registered participants.  Register on-line at: .

What:
The 11th Annual Snapshot Day is a water quality monitoring event for citizens who care about the Tahoe and Truckee River Watershed. Monitoring Teams will take a snapshot of one moment in time of our watershed: the Tahoe Basin and the Truckee River. All necessary equipment will be provided.

When:
Snapshot Day - Lower Truckee River: May 13; All other segments: May 14
  • Groups will meet by 9:00 a.m. and head out with a Team Leader to collect data at various locations around Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River.
  • Refreshments will be provided before, during and after field work!
  • Team Leaders attend one training session prior to event. Other volunteers participate only on May 13th or 14th depending on where you have sign up to monitor.
Why:
It is our goal for this event to stimulate citizen interest and create understanding and participation in water quality issues. This day also provides baseline data that may be used for restoration project identification, Environmental Improvement Project monitoring, and creation of a large-scale collaborative effort to protect our watershed from further degradation.

Snapshot Day is a terrific opportunity for you to gain some hands-on experience, to job shadow, and to interact with water resource professionals. We can assign students to a sampling site near their school. Snapshot Day is a really valuable event for the Tahoe Basin and Truckee watersheds, and your participation makes it that much better.

Who:
Sponsored by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Truckee River Watershed Council, Incline Village General Improvement District, California Trout and YOU, the volunteers that make it happen!

Citizen monitoring teams led by water resource professionals will field-test streams for dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH and temperature; collect water samples for laboratory analysis of nutrients, sediment and bacteria; and conduct visual habitat assessments of the sites. Team leaders will share interesting watershed facts and provide information about how you can improve and protect the environment.

Where:
North and South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Reno depending on your assigned site location.

Registration:
Your participation is important!  The number of stream sites sampled depends on the number of registered participants.  Register on-line at.