From non-profits to governmental entities, the organizations below serve as stewards of water in our region in various ways.

Community Non-Profit Organizations

Truckee River Fund

Founded by Truckee Meadows Water Authority and managed by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, the Truckee River Fund (TRF) supplies grants to protect the water quality and water shed of the Truckee River. Learn more:

Truckee River Fund


OneTruckeeRiver (OTR) helps ensure the Truckee River is promoted and protected with management objectives that have been created through a collaboration of public and private partners. Read more about the overall plan and local education resources:

Truckee River Management Plan

Educators Resource Guide

The Nature Conservancy

An organization grounded in science-based ecology, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has chapters around the world. Locally, the Nevada chapter actively stewards the protection the Truckee River watershed. Its work includes the preservation and protection of Independence Lake, which is an important upstream water source for the Truckee Meadows. Get introduced to TNC's local work here:

Truckee River Watershed Activities

Truckee River Watershed Map Tool (courtesy of City of Reno)

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) works with businesses, municipalities, community groups and individuals to keep our river, neighborhoods and open spaces beautiful and clean for all to enjoy. With over 30 years of dedication to the region, this non-profit is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. See more detail about KTMB's water programs:

Watershed Warriors, Grades 4-5

Community & River Clean-ups

Governmental and Public Service

OneWater Nevada

A joint-effort initiative to evaluate and determine if advanced purified water can provide long-term water resource benefits to the region and improve drought response efforts. Collaborative partners include: the Western Regional Water Commission, Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility, City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe County and Truckee Meadows Water Authority. Discover more:

OneWater Nevada

Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency

In order to foster coordination among local governments, Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency (TMRPA) serves tp facilitate land-use, infrastructure and resource management conversations toward comprehensive regional economic development and community planning. See the agency's most recent plan to local governments here:

Land Use and Natural Resource Planning (Chapter link, 2019 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan)

Nevada Department of Environmental Protection

The Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has a mission to preserve and enhance the environment in order to protect public health, sustain healthy ecosystems, and contribute to a vibrant economy. Clean water, essential to heath and the economy, is supported by NDEP through oversight, guidance, and support. See how NDEP supports clean drinking water for consumers:

NDEP Consumer Programs

Nevada Department of Transportation- Stormwater Division

In order to protect Nevada's surface and groundwater resources, the reduction of roadside runoff during storms is important. The priority goal of the Stormwater Division is to meet or surpass the requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. To see how every drop matters at home or at work sites, see this helpful pamphlet and local program information:

Protect Nevada's Waters (Broad introduction to stormwater)

Regional Storm Water Quality Management (Truckee Meadows focus)

Current Scientific Resources

Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting (Natural Resources Conservation Service)

Science in the Truckee River Basin (United States Geological Survey aka USGS)

Water for the Seasons (Climate resiliency modeling collaboration between USGS, University of Nevada, Desert Research Institute and Ohio University)

Participate and Learn

May 2022

TMWA Walking Tour: Valley Wood Park

Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

6555 Valley Wood Drive, Reno

Register via email or call (775) 834-8290.

Truckee River Walking Tour

Saturday, May 21 from 1p - 3p.

Take an informative stroll with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful along the Truckee River starting at the McKinley Arts and Culture center. Learn more about our watershed and the Truckee River along the short .75 mile walk. There will also be a trash clean up after the walk.

Event is free, however please register online.

TMWA Workshop: Drip System Maintenance Made Easy

Thursday, May 26 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

This workshop will be held onsite at 1355 Capital Blvd.

It is free of charge, however please register by emailing

TMWA Assigned Day Watering - No watering hours in effect

Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

6555 Valley Wood Drive, Reno

Event is free, however please register via email or call (775) 834-8290.

June 2022

Event: 40th anniversary of Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

Saturday, June 25 from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Come celebrate the beautiful open space of Rancho San Rafeal Park at this free, family-friendly community event.

Follow the park on social media for more information as the event nears.


Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA)
City of Reno
Washoe County
City of Sparks