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PROJECT VISION

The vision of the Rosewood Nature Study Area project is to establish and steward a publicly accessible Great Basin wetland and habitat where the community can come to learn about and appreciate the importance of our natural open spaces and local parks.

THE STORY

Since the construction of Veterans Parkway and closure of the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, the property has become neglected and invasive weed species have proliferated the area.

 

In 2021, the City of Reno agreed to provide Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation with up to a 50-year lease agreement. This enabled the Parks Foundation to launch a multi-year, multi-phase capital campaign to transform the run-down golf course into a historic marshland habitat which will include the region's only state-of-the-art nature center.

On June 12th, 2021 the site, now known as the Rosewood Nature Study Area, was officially opened to the public.

THE CAMPAIGN

The Acres of Innovation Capital Campaign will raise funds to improve this essential habitat for our region’s native wildlife and provide areas for Washoe County school children and all community members to experience nature and learn about the natural and cultural history of the Truckee Meadows.

Donate today to make a lasting impact in the Truckee Meadows.

PHASE 1 Complete

Raised $500,000

 

25,000 hours of restoration

 

Pollinator Garden established

 

1500+ native plants and grasses added

 

1.3 miles of trail opened

 

Two 1/4-mile pond trail loops opened

 

100+ invasive plants removed

 

100+ bird and animal species observed

 

Nature Center established and opened to the public

PHASE 2 In Progress

Raise $700,000

 

Open 1.8 additional miles of trail

 

Install interpretive, wayfinding and entry signs

 

Develop education exhibits in Visitor Center

 

Install fishing dock and wildlife viewing vista points

 

Create access to the pollinator garden

 

Plant 2,500 native species

 

Create 50 acres of native species

 

Construct an outdoor classroom for local students

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The Rosewood Nature Study Area
The Rosewood Nature Study Area

At 219 acres, the Nature Study Area is one of the last wetland habitats in Reno.

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Bird Boxes
Bird Boxes

Our AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technicians built and installed 15 nest boxes.

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Erosion Mitigation
Erosion Mitigation

Technicians recycle dead plants into bundles that are used to ease bank erosion.

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The Rosewood Nature Study Area
The Rosewood Nature Study Area

At 219 acres, the Nature Study Area is one of the last wetland habitats in Reno.

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Giving today is an investment in the essential spaces of tomorrow