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Washoe Valley Citizen Alert

Verizon Wireless Cellular Communications Tower Update – 09/01/14
At the Board of Adjustment meeting on 06/05/14, the Verizon Wireless Application for a Special Use Permit to build a 100 ft. Cellular Communications Tower in North Washoe Valley was denied.
Verizon Wireless has chosen to appeal this decision to the Board of County Commissioners. A formal meeting date has not been set; however, the Planning Department believes that it could be at the end of October. This could change and be sooner.
We will need continued extensive citizen involvement to convince the County Commissioners to deny this application.

Detailed information on this or future applications can be found on the Washoe County Website (www.washoecounty.us). Select DEPARTMENT LIST at the top of the page and then select Planning and Development from the drop down menu. On the left side of the Planning and Development Home Page select Application Submittals. Projects for our area are under District Two.
This notification is being provided by The Washoe Valley Alliance. Please contact us at washoevalleyalliance@gmail.com if you have questions about this notification.

Celebrate Washoe Valley Saturday

Celebrate Washoe Valley

Free Event for Washoe Valley Residents!

When: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Where: Washoe State Park Group Day Use Area (Main Entrance)

The residents of Washoe Valley are invited to participate on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10am to 2pm at Washoe Lake State Park. This event will be an opportunity to introduce the group to the citizens of Washoe Valley. Joining us will be representatives from Washoe Lake State Park, Washoe County Parks, Truckee Meadows Park Foundation, Scenic Nevada, the Washoe Valley Garden Club and other organizations. We have arranged with the State Park to allow all participants free entry into the park for this event. The event is located at the Main Entrance on Eastlake Blvd at the Group Day Area. We hope you will join us for this event in which we celebrate the history, culture and scenic wonders of Washoe Valley. For more information call Marilyn Naylor at 849-1078 or Karen Critor at 849-2375 or go to washoevalleyalliance.org.

Kids Birding at Washoe Lake Need Volunteers

Please volunteer at least one morning if you can – it’s great fun and an opportunity to learn more about goings on in the valley!

Thank you, Susan Juetten,  Washoe Valley Alliance

“Washoe Valley Alliance is cooperating with the Lahontan Audubon Society (LAS) this year to help them with their field trips to Washoe Lake for schoolkids grades 1 through 7. LAS needs volunteers to help take kids to watch birds, look at water critters under a microscope, maybe try to build a bird nest, or learn about the local plants. No experience needed! Come once and you’ll learn everything you need to know (a lot of it is really just crowd control). We supply all the equipment and materials, you supply your time and enthusiasm.

The trips take place at the group picnic area at Washoe Lake State Park, from 10:00am to noon April-June. To participate choose one or more of the dates on the attached schedule and contact Alan Gubanich at renopopop@pyramid.net (or 857-0191) or Susan Juetten from Washoe Valley Alliance at artemesiaacres@gmail.com.”