Now in its 11th year, Truckee holds an annual town-wide Clean-up Day and Town wide Block Party on the first Saturday in June.  Volunteers staff check-in stations in the local neighborhoods and everyone from small children (with parents in tow) to senior citizens spend an hour or so cleaning up roadside trash in their part of town.  Trash bags are provided at the check-in stations, as well as water and snacks to keep you going, and even a limited edition t shirt for all participants. Afterwards, you can meet and greet your neighbors and friends at the Truckee River Regional Park for a down home BBQ.

Previous Clean-up Days saw over 800 volunteers collecting over 3 tons of trash – an awe-inspiring amount!

An additional element has been added this year, in which you can learn more about, and attack, invasive weeds in our area.  Weed Warrior stations of the Truckee River Watershed Council will be set up at Pioneer Trail, Tahoe Donner, Glenshire and the Ponderosa Ranchos. If this is of interest to you and you’d like more information, call Jeanette Halderman at the Council @ 550-8760 x6.

Many local businesses help to sponsor this event.  We’re proud to say that Dickson Realty has been involved since its inception.  Dickson agent, Anna Grahn-Nilsson, has been our office spearhead, and the last few years she has been assisted by Schaller Listing Manager, Ginny Pomroy.  They will be at the Dickson office at 11836 Donner Pass Road to check in participants and answer any questions bright and early on the 4th. We’re so proud of their involvement.

As a resort area, it makes sense to put our best face forward as the height of the visitor season approaches, and this is also a wonderful way for each of us to take ownership of this lovely spot we call “home”.  Plus, it’s a great educational, environmental teaching moment for our children.

So, grab some work gloves, and some friends, and make our part of the world a better place.  You need not pre-register to participate, just show up at one of the check-in stations on the day of the event.  You’ll find a complete list of those stations here.  Or just come on down to our office and help out!

See you at the BBQ!