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  • Martis Creek Lake seeks volunteers for National Public Lands Day

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Martis Creek Lake, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park, is hosting their National Public Lands Day event on Oct. 20.This year’s event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at Noon, with volunteers participating in a variety of projects such as litter removal and painting picnic benches. Volunteers must wear appropriate work attire,
  • Martis Creek Lake to celebrate National Public Lands Day early on Sept. 19

    Martis Creek Lake near Truckee, California, will celebrate National Public Lands Day early this year, waiving fees for its day-use recreation areas and hosting volunteers for a number of park improvement projects on Sept. 19.
  • Corps extends comment period for Martis Creek Lake master plan update

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has extended the public comment period for the draft Martis Creek master plan update and accompanying environmental assessment by two weeks, meaning comments can now be submitted for consideration until Jan. 3, 2015.
  • Corps seeks input on Martis Creek recreation draft plan, public meeting set for Dec. 8

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is seeking public comment on the the draft Martis Creek master plan update and accompanying environmental assessment, now available for public review, and has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the proposed plan with interested individuals.
  • Public meetings discussing changes to Martis Creek master plan postponed

    Public meetings scheduled for Nov. 3 to discuss Martis Creek Lake and Dam’s master plan update have been postponed until December.
  • Martis Creek Lake reopens, algae determined non-toxic

    Martis Creek Lake near Truckee has reopened to the public following initial investigation of a possible algae bloom that closed the reservoir July 12. California Fish and Wildlife examined the algae at Martis Creek Lake and determined they were not a toxic variety, so U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District officials have reopened the popular fishing reservoir but continue to caution visitors against swimming or other direct water contact for now.
  • Likely algal bloom temporarily closes Martis Creek Lake

    Martis Creek Lake near Truckee has been temporarily closed due to a likely algal bloom. Access to the lake has been restricted and park rangers are posting signs warning visitors against entering or allowing their pets to enter the water. The Martis Creek Lake wildlife area and its hiking trails and the Alpine Meadows campground remain open during the lake closure.
  • Government shutdown will close area Army Corps parks Oct. 6

    As of Sunday, Oct. 6, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will close public access to its 10 parks in California as a result of the federal government shutdown.
  • Kids to Parks Day celebration at Martis Creek Lake

    Camping season has begun at Martis Creek Lake and National Kids to Parks Day, May 18, is a perfect day to celebrate at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District park near Truckee, Calif.
  • Volunteer opportunity for Truckee River Day at Martis Creek Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will host Truckee River Day and celebrate the spirit of National Public Lands Day Oct. 14, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Martis Creek Lake in Truckee.