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TMPF is proud to announce we have officially adopted the Idlewild Park section of the Truckee River as part of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful's Adopt-A-Spot Program. 

We will be hosting a number of clean-ups throughout the year. The first one will be on March 21st. More information on our volunteer page. 

To find out how to Adopt-A-Spot yourself, please vist KTMB's website. 

Truckee Meadows Tomorrow "Take It Personally Contest"
Thanks to you, TMPF won the Truckee Meadows Tomorrow annual "Take it Personally" contest! Watch the video here. TMPF is now the official sponsor of the Recreation Quality of Life Indicator. 

Find out more about Truckee Meadows Tomorrow here
Earth Day Non-Profit Partner
The Parks Foundation has been chosen as the official non-profit partner for this year's Earth Day Celebration at Idlewild Park. The event will be taking place on Sunday April 26. Visit the official website and stay tuned for more information. 

Our Partners

UNR journalism student Kelsey McCutcheon is building an online field guide to Truckee River wildlife and needs your help. You can use this site to learn about local species and explore an interactive map of recent wildlife sightings, or add to the site by sending in your own wildlife photos, observations and information about local species. 

For more information, visit the Truckee River Guide website or contact Kelsey at
Off-leash Pasture Clean Up
March 14, 9:30-11:30
Help Washoe County and TMPF clean the pasture at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park of neglected dog waste, escaped plastic bags, chewed up tennis balls, and whatever else your dog sniffs up. TMPF will be leading a free guided hike for all volunteers (and their dogs) after the clean up. More info here. 

On February 22nd, from 9am to 4pm, join Code for Reno and volunteers at the Reno Collective for Open Data Day. We will be working on an open source trails map for the Truckee Meadows. More information here.

Science Corner

Hooded mergansers find their prey underwater by sight. They can actually change the refractive properties of their eyes to improve their underwater vision. In addition, they have an extra eyelid, called a “nictitating membrane,” which is transparent and helps protect the eye during swimming, like a pair of goggles. 


Puppy Love Raffle

When: Saturday, February 14th (Tomorrow!), 3-5 pm
Where: Swill Coffee and Wine (
Moana West Shopping Center, 3366 Lakeside Court)
Join members of the Virginia Lake Dog Park Restoration Association and TMPF on Valentine's Day at Swill Coffee and Wine for a Puppy Love Raffle! We will be raffling off many great prizes donated from generous businesses and members of the community, all benefiting the Virginia Lake Dog Park Restoration effort. Click here for a complete list of raffle prizes.
If you have any questions please contact Judith at


Student Stewards Program

TMPF's Student Stewards Program is underway! Two classes at Bernice Mathews Elementary School learned about the different water birds they were likely to encounter at Teglia's Paradise Park. They then headed out into the park to count water birds at each of the four ponds with volunteers from the Lahontan Audubon Society (LAS), Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), and University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).

The data they collected and analyzed will be presented to the City of Reno, LAS, NDOW, and UNR. The kids loved putting the scientific method to use in their classroom and outside in their neighborhood park. Now they can teach their families and friends about the water birds they encountered in the park!

Teachers: if you are intersted in signing up your class, contact TMPF program coordinator Jackie. 

Explore the Outdoors 5K Fun Run/Walk 

In partnership with Washoe County and KNPB Channel 5, TMPF is proud to present the Explore the Outdoors 5K Fun Run and Walk at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. The run kicks-off a day of family fun at the park. 

The 5K (3.1 miles) Fun Run and Walk begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 18th. The Run begins at the Chinese Pagoda just west of the May Museum. At 10:00 am, there will be a free 1K Kids Fun Run. Register your kids (and yourself) today! 

5K Registration and information here.
Explore the Outdoors Spring Event information here. 


Rephotography Volunteers

Credit: Laura Lea Evans
Thanks to our dedicated Rephotography Site Stewards, TMPF is creating a continuous photographic record documenting change in our parks that will be open and accessible to the public for years to come. The project is completely volunteer driven and we could not do it without you.

To learn more about our Rephotography Project and to sign up to be a Site Steward please follow this link.

And don't forget, our Historic Rephotography Exhibition will be traveling between various Washoe County Libraries this year. Click here to see the full schedule. 

Let-it-Snow Community Get-Together

TMPF thanks Dr. Adrian Harpold, The Little Things' producers, IMBĪB Custom Brews, our volunteers, raffle donors, and all the amazing guests who came out to learn and show their support for our parks. Here's to hoping for some snow before the season is over!


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