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OUR VISION

To establish and steward a publicly accessible Great Basin wetland 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.

You can support our work by making a donation today.

OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $250,000 BY DECEMBER 2021

THE PROGRESS

Phase I is underway at the Rosewood Nature Study Area and will be completed in late 2021.

 

This phase includes the following:

  • Open the 1.30 mile loop trail and the two 1/4 -mile pond loops

  • Design the entrance/site identification signage and visitor center signage

  • Treat and suppress invasive species through the wetland

  • Plant competitive native grass species where invasive upland species have been removed

  • Design wildlife viewing and interpretive amenities for the trail system

  • Establish a pollinator garden

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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Floating Gardens
Floating Gardens

Floating gardens feed wildlife and help improve water clarity!

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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