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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

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 Green Waste Days


Reno, NV. September 6, 2023 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue’s (TMFR) 


Green Waste Collection Days offer the best alternative to creating defensible space.  Green waste collection allows residents to dispose of their dry and dead vegetation, shrubs, tree branches, and other wildland fuels to encourage the creation of defensible space to protect homes and property from wildfires.  This is a free event sponsored by the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District for all Washoe County residents, with support from NV Energy, Nevada Division of Forestry, Living With Fire (UNR Cooperative Extension), and Fire Adapted Nevada.


Green Waste Collection will take place beginning at 9am until 4pm, weather permitting at the following locations (check prior to the event to ensure it has not been canceled due to weather conditions or a Red Flag Warning): 


October 14 & 15         Silver Knolls

Silver Lake Station, 11525 Red Rock Road


October 14 & 15         Lemmon Valley

Lemmon Valley Station, 130 Nectar Street


Examples of accepted items include junipers, pines, rabbitbrush, sagebrush, and other woody vegetation.


ONLY natural vegetation, please.  Items we will NOT accept include household garbage and trash, lumber, hazardous materials, grass clippings, dirt and gravel, and stumps with root balls.  Tree stumps more than 8 inches in diameter will not be accepted.  Additionally, we cannot accept items in bags.  Bags must be emptied on-site and removed.  


Absolutely no commercial waste will be accepted from contractors or landscape companies.


Please do not dispose of waste at designated locations outside of assigned hours.  Discarding waste outside of operating hours will be considered illegal dumping.  Please dispose of items during working hours.


Home - Truckee Meadows Fire District

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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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FAA airport noise survey discussion


The FAA invites public comments from interested individuals, entities, and other parties to review four key considerations of its civil aviation noise policy, in the context of noise metrics and noise thresholds.

Comments: Send comments on or before July 31, 2023.

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Our 27th Annual Community Yard Sale was Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4

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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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Open burning began March 1st, was extended through April 30th, and is now closed for the season. More information is available on the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District website at

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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

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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 North Valleys Master Plan from the Washoe County Department of Community Development , was adopted 2010. Please keep up to date by checking out these links. Click HERE for a link to the CAB Meetings and more information. Check out TMRPA's latest news here. Exciting times are coming, are you ready? 395 North Update: HERE

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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 2017; in pdf format.

The next SKCO Board Meeting is
Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30 pm, in the Community
Room at our fire house, 11525 Red Rock Road.
Also available on Zoom. We welcome your attendance.

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