Mountain Area Preservation (MAP) is the proud recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Truckee River Fund in support of the Trout Creek Pocket Park, located at Bridge and Jibboom Streets in Historic Downtown Truckee. This grant is tied to the extensive water quality improvements proposed at the site, including permeable pavers and a drainage system designed to treat run-off before it enters Trout Creek, a tributary of the Truckee River.
The Truckee River Fund was established in 2004 by the Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA). Truckee River Fund grants are primarily used for projects that protect and enhance water quality or water resources of the Truckee River, or its watershed.
The Trout Creek Pocket Park and Restoration Initiative has been part of the Truckee Downtown Specific Plan’s vision since 1997. This project will revitalize and restore an urban natural resource and neglected landscape by creating a green open space and park setting for visitors and locals to enjoy along the creek’s edge. MAP plans to break ground on May 2nd with an expected completion of the project this summer. This Community Benefit Project will be a catalyst for future restoration initiatives and the development of green, gathering spaces in Truckee.
MAP is still in need of donations to support this effort. Please contact Nikki Riley at 530-582-6751 or Nikki@mapf.org to contribute to the Friends of Trout Creek and learn more about this project.