Saturday, June 4, 2011

TRUCKEE CLEAN UP DAY





TODAY MAKENZIE AND I DID A LITTLE VOLUNTEERING FOR TRUCKEE CLEAN UP DAY. WE FOCUSED OUR EFFORTS ON A SECTION OF TROUT CREEK THAT FLOWS THROUGH TOWN BEHIND THE LOCAL LUMBER YARD. TROUT CREEK IS BORN IN TAHOE DONNER AND FLOWS DOWN THROUGH TOWN AND ALONG A SHORT SECTION OF GLENSHIRE DRIVE BEFORE IT HOOKS UP WITH THE TRUCKEE RIVER. HISTORICALLY TROUT CREEK WAS RE-ROUTED FOR DEVELOPMENT OF DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE, TO POWER A LUMBER MILL IN A FLUME, CHANNELIZED AND USED TO FEED PONDS FOR ICE HARVESTING AND LOGGING.THE TOWN OF TRUCKEE IS CURRENTLY WORKING TO RESTORE THE CREEK. MY HOPE IS THAT IT WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO ITS NATURAL STATE AND THAT FISH WILL ONCE AGAIN SWIM IN ITS WATERS. THE UPPER SECTION IN T.D. STILL HOLDS LITTLE BROOKIES, BUT THE LOWER SECTION NEEDS SOME HELP.

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  1. Why is it that we, as fishermen and fisherwomen, are always the ones cleaning up other peoples trash on the creeks and lakes. World is full of pigs, I guess.

    Mark

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  2. I STARTED TEARING THE REDNECK SNOWMOBILE BRIDGE APART, BUT WADERS ARE GOING TO BE NEEDED TO FINISH THE JOB. HOPEFULLY I DON'T GET BEAT UP!

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  3. That isn't the first time the sled bridge was there. Good work Matt family.

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