Free River Fork Ranch Tour Set For July 15

Courtesy of GreenACTnv · 1 min read

GENOA, Nev. — GreenACTnv and the Nature Conservancy have coordinated to do a free tour of River Fork Ranch (381 Genoa Lane) on Saturday, July 15th, 10am-noon.

Duane Petite will explain the structural design features of the Whit Hall Interpretive Center that earned it a Platinum LEED rating. These features include recycled building materials, active and passive solar, constructed wetlands, and geothermal technology.

River Fork Ranch. Photo courtesy of the Carson Valley Trails Association.

The ranch is also remarkable for its efforts toward flood protection, habitat restoration and sustainable agriculture.

They have watershed sculptures and programs to protect pond turtles and attract Monarch butterflies. River trails wind through the ranch’s abundant wildlife habitat, a great place for taking photos, but dogs are not allowed on the property.

This Nature Conservancy project hosts educational groups from across the country and around the world who are interested in floodplain work. This is a world class gem right here in Carson Valley!

Iced tea and light refreshments will be provided. Contact Katherine Winans at or 267-0539 and visit

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