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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, March 19th at 6:30 pm, in the Community
Room at our fire house, 11525 Red Rock Road.
Also available on Zoom. We welcome your attendance.

Fire Adapted Nevada Summit

To our Silver Knolls Residents… we have committed to being a Firewise Community. We are hoping that a few more residents will volunteer to attend this event. If you are interested in attending please call Megan Kay, Outreach & Content Coordinator, University of Nevada, Reno Extension she will get you signed up. Work-phone: (775) 336-0231. Her email is below.


This two-day event is aimed at helping folks begin or continue their fire adaptation journey in Nevada. It's an opportunity to connect with other community leaders, forge connections with local, state and federal firefighting agencies, and explore potential grant opportunities to help with your community's wildfire adaptation projects.


Here are some key details about the Fire Adapted Nevada summit:


·         Dates: February 26 & 27, 2024

·         Location: University of Nevada, Reno - 1664 N Virginia St, Reno 89557, Joe Crowley Student Union - Room 419

·         Cost: Registration is FREE and includes conference materials and meals.

·         Summit Website:

·         Registration Link:

·         Limited travel stipends available! If you live more than 50 miles away from Reno. Email for more details.


Feel free to reach out with any questions or for additional information at any time.


We genuinely hope you can join us in making this summit an enriching experience for all involved. Your presence will undoubtedly contribute to the collective knowledge and action toward a more Fire Adapted Nevada.




Megan Kay

Outreach & Content Coordinator

University of Nevada, Reno Extension | Living With Fire

4955 Energy Way

Pronouns: She/Her


Work-phone: (775) 336-0231

Open burning in December

#TMFR announces open burning season closed, December 31, 2023. Details:


 Spruce and Sparkle results

Here are the final results of the Christmas season Spruce and Sparkle outdoor decorating contest:

 - Overall High Score:  10170 Crocket Dr with 168 points total

 - 2nd: 10300 Crockett Dr with 159 points total

 - 3rd 10125 Crockett Dr with 152 Points total

- Most lights went to 10505 Bighorn with 10125 Crockett a very close second place. Congratulations to our winners!

2 maps of participating homes, north of Silver Knolls Blvd and south of Silver Knolls Blvd

Green Waste Days

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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Our 28th Annual Community Yard Sale will be Saturday only, June 1st, 2024.

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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  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 North Valleys Master Plan from the Washoe County is here.  To see the current MASTER PLAN for all of Washoe County. Click HERE for a link to the CAB Meetings and more information. Check out TMRPA's latest news here.  395 North Update: HERE . Airport Master Plan 1. Airport Master Plan 2

Washoe County affordable home plan 

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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.

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