Washoe Valley Allience – 2020 Newsletter


“Preserve and protect Washoe Valleys unique qualities through Education and Stewardship.”

Celebrate Washoe Valley

The 6th annual event was held at on May 18, 2019 at Washoe Lake State Park.

Learn more about the 18 organizations and 23 sponsors on the newly revised….


      Washoe Valley Alliance Volunteers  worked in direct collaboration throughout

the year with:

  Friends of Washoe Lake State Park

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Nevada Land Conservancy

Pleasant Valley Landowners Association

Scenic Nevada

South Valley Volunteer Fire Department

Washoe Valley Community Forum      

West Washoe  Association


Washoe Valley Alliance took an active role by attending meetings:

  • South Valleys/Washoe Valley Citizen Advisory Board
  • Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Commission
  • Washoe County Planning Commission
  • Washoe County Board of County Commissioners

Written comments and/or public testimony were made concerning:

  • Truckee Meadows Regional Plan
  • Water rights transfer for Sierra Reflections
  • Recognition of the Ed Kruse Park with placement of a new sign
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Standards
  • Pleasant Valley Sewer Bond
  • Communications Facilities



Special thanks


“Thank you to Nevada Land Trust’s pursuit of the Forest Legacy Program funding for the acquisition of the conservation easement on the McEwen Creek Parcel which contains approximately 320 acres of Sierra forestland.”

                                                                                                              Washoe Valley Alliance



Shout out thank you to Les Schwab Tire Center at 9500S. Virginia St. for accepting a  half dozen tires and wheels at no charge for recycling that was retrieved off  of the public lands in Washoe Valley.”

                                                                            Gary Houk, President Washoe Valley Alliance


 “ I want to give a shout out to the Washoe Valley Alliance.  They had a crew of people out cleaning up the trash along East Lake Blvd. this morning. Thanks folks!!!!  Great Job!!!!”


                                                                                                        Chris Platt, Eastlake Blvd.


On behalf of the Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month partners, including federal, state and local firefighting agencies, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension , I would like to thank Washoe Valley Alliance for outstanding support of our NWAM efforts again this year.”

                                                                                                         Jamie Roice-Gomes

                                                                                                        Living with Fire Program Manager


         Let’s continue to work together to ensure that Washoe Valley continues to be a  recreational paradise with preservation of its historical, cultural,  visual relief  and natural resources.

                  Your ideas and participation will make a big difference.

With sincere appreciation and warmest wishes,

Gary Houk
President , Washoe Valley Alliance

















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