Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

Our mission Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation protects and enhances our communities' livability through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails.
Board Positions

Board Member

Purpose: To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation so as to support the organization’s mission and needs. Mission: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation protects and enhances our communities' livability through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails. The Foundation accomplishes this in the following ways: Through park-based educational and recreational programs designed to increase community-wide awareness,

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

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Ways to help

Cache for Trash

+ What is Cache for Trash?

Cache for Trash is an opportunity for community members who visit the Rosewood Nature Study Area to contribute to the stewardship of the wetlands while also engaging in a fun outdoor recreation activity called ‘geocaching’

Take a bucket and trash picker from the front desk on your walk, fill it up, and return it in exchange for some super secret GPS coordinates leading you to a treasure!

This opportunity is open to any visitor to the Rosewood Nature Study Area during times when the Visitor Center is open. No training is required

+ Responsibilities

  • Removing trash from along the trails in our wetland
  • Returning all equipment to the front desk
  • Checking in and checking out

+ Qualifications

  • Ability to carry a 5 gallon bucket and trash picker
  • Ability bend and stretch to pick up trash with the aid of a trash picker
  • Capable of walking on slightly uneven surfaces

+ Goals

  • The goal of ‘Cache for Trash’ is to allow all visitors to Rosewood Nature Study Area the opportunity to contribute to its stewardship, as well as introduce participants to geocaching as an outdoor recreational activity.

+ Volunteering Conditions

Volunteer Conditions


Start Date

Anytime during Visitor Center hours

Average Hours

~1.5 hours

Length of Commitment

One time (can be done more than once)


Rosewood Nature Study Area, 6800 Pembroke Drive


Volunteer Department/Rosewood Nature Study Area Visitor Center



*Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation reserves the right to terminate any volunteer position for failing to meet pre-discussed roles and responsibilities.

    , When
  • Children (5-12), 12-15, 16-18, Adults (18+), 55+, Child with Adult
  • Ongoing
  • None
  • Evenings, Weekdays, Weekends
  • In-person
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Doggie Ambassador

Having a ruff day? Becoming a Doggie Ambassador may just be the ‘ultimutt’ cure! Help keep parks and trails free of dog waste by helping to keep our in-park dog waste stations stocked and accessible for all!
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Corporate Teams, Families
  • Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Parks Project Researcher

Enhance your communities’ knowledge about their parks and open spaces! Become a parks biodiversity and/or history researcher and contribute to the Parks Project’s comprehensive database.
  • Monthly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Wetland Tour Guide

Interested in leading hikes and educating the community about vital outdoor resources? Become a Wetland Tour Guide and lead hikes for people visiting the Rosewood Nature Study Area!
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekends

TMPF Fall Plantemonium - October 1st 8:00-12:00

Help us restore the wetland and plant native species! We will be doing a fall planting event of native plants in the wetlands. This community event is a great way to learn about native plants, support your local parks and put in some volunteering hours! Register at !!
  • One-time
  • Children, Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekends
How you help TMPF strives to provide their community members with rewarding and worthwhile opportunities to emphasize stewardship in our local parks. Volunteer events take place throughout the year in a conscious effort to mobilize motivated groups of individuals that want to make a positive impact on their parks, environment, and community. Join us for the opportunity to learn new skills, give back, and feel good doing it!
About us Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) is a private nonprofit that strives to improve the lives of northern Nevadans by enhancing the quality and sustainability of our local parks. TMPF provides innovative park-based programs for families, community groups, and schools, cultivates awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of our parks, and inspires individuals to take a proactive volunteer role in the preservation and improvement of our parks.
Service Positions

Nature Center Host/Interpreter

Summary: The Nature Center Host/Interpreter will primarily assist in the development of the Truckee Meadows Nature Center at the proposed Nature Study Area through the development of exhibits and educational material, providing information to community members regarding restoration efforts, and lead interpretive tours throughout the wetland. Mission: The mission of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) is to support the parks department's operating in Truckee Meadows,

Summer Wetland Restoration Technician

Program: The AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will implement and support the Wetland Restoration Program. The Wetland Restoration Program aims to restore a decommissioned golf course back to a functional wetland system. This AmeriCorps member will assist in restoration through research design, invasive plant removal, native plant establishment,

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