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Located 8 miles north of Reno, Nevada, Silver Lake is near the intersection of Highway 395 and Red Rock Road at the base of Peavine mountain. The nearby residential area of Silver Knolls overlooks the lake and Stead Airport

Questions about Silver Knolls, e-mail us

Welcome to the Silver Knolls Community Organization website

The next SKCO Board Meeting is
Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30 pm, in the Community
Room at our fire house, 11525 Red Rock Road.
Also available on Zoom. We welcome your attendance.

SKCO news June 2024

Free FireWise Event June 15th – Property Preparedness Inspection and Light Fuels Reduction

Please call (775) 954-1195 to reserve a spot. 8-16 slots open.

Help for our community is being offered from the Red Cross, Team Rubicon, and Truckee Meadows Fire. Let’s show them we are willing to be engaged, and it will help us qualify for more FireWise help and opportunities.

FireWise Event
Preparing Property
June 15
RSVP 775 954-1195

Silver Knolls Community Yard Sale 2024

Our annual Community Yard Sale was Saturday, June 1st. 39 families signed up to host a sale. We handed out 145 Yard Sale maps by 9:45 am. This was a fund raiser for our Silver Knolls Community Organization. Hope everyone had fun!

Open burning 2024

Open burning is now ended, to resume in the fall, 2024. Details here.

Fire Grant announced

At the meeting March 19, 6:30 pm at our Fire house, the TMFPD, recommended accepting a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program award from the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in an amount up to $470,778.00 over a 36-month period, with a match component of $198,525.00, to treat hazardous fuels in the Silver Knolls community within Washoe County, known as the Long Valley Project.

Green Waste Days 2023

Green Waste Collection Days at our fire house was well attended. There were 192 loads of green waste collected on Saturday the 14th and 143 loads collected Sunday October 15th.

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@WashoeSheriff and #TruckeeMeadowsFireRescue remind Washoe County residents that fireworks are illegal. The penalty for possession or use of fireworks can be a fine up to $1,000.00 and up to 6 months in jail for each conviction. Details here:

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Sand and sandbags are still available at our volunteer firehouse, 11525 Red Rock Road in Silver Knolls. Bring a shovel.

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Did you know that Washoe County has designated Silver Knolls as a dark skies area? That means we need to shield our brightest lights to shine down rather than out.

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The Board has voted to become a FireWise Community, working with the NV Department of Forestry to make our community safer from wildfires. For example, the annual Green Waste days contribute to our safety by reducing fire fuels. You can download and read more about home protection strategies, FireWise: How to Protect Your Home from Wildfires. More information at  If you have hours that you have spent cleaning up your place and live in Silver Knolls please send them to us so we can update our membership hours.   

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To reserve the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Station Community Room call Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District at 775-326-6000.

Do you have a reflective blue address sign? They are still available. Text or call Dale at 775-772-3750 and leave a message that you want a blue sign. She will call you back and you can place your order. She asks that you make a minimum donation to the charity of your choice and present the receipt to either the SKCO Board, or to her at pick up / delivery. In an emergency, if the fire department or ambulance needs to find your house, these signs are a huge help, day or night.

Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids! They get to wear a cool uniform, learn fun things, and go places. They play all kinds of games and build things, like race cars and bird houses. Want to learn about nature? Want to learn about wild animals? Go Cub Scouting! We are Pack 127 of the North Valleys, meeting at 6 pm Wednesdays at the Community Room at Fire Station #430 Silver Lake (11525 Red Rock Road). Cub Scouts is a year-round family oriented program designed for boys and girls, kindergarten through 5th grade. Parents, Leaders and organizations work together. Scouting develops character, leadership, communication skills and good citizenship. We invite you to come visit our Pack. For more information please contact April Mendoza at 530-927-8393 or Maureen O?Brien at 775-851-3907. Thank you!


The Old North Valleys Master Plan from the Washoe County

To see the current MASTER PLAN for all of Washoe County.

CAB Meetings and more information.

TMRPA's latest news here.  

395 North Update

 Airport Master Plan 1. Airport Master Plan 2,  Airport Latest Warehouse Plan. 

Affordable Housing Plan including Red Rock

Neighborhood Meetings link       

NorthValleys Comprehensive Plan

RTC's Newest road survey link is HERE

Washoe County affordable home plan.    

Silver Hills


Regulatory Zoning

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Neighborhood Watch:  The residents of Silver Knolls have formed a very active Neighborhood Watch group. Join us! Contact Neighborhood Watch by email at

Bylaws: Current Silver Knolls Community Organization Bylaws, approved by membership May 2024; in pdf format.

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