photos and text by Monica Gomez for Our Town Reno
In the Reno-Sparks area many people have set up camps along the Truckee river. These camps are home to many people.
Off of Galletti way in the area considered the divide between Reno and Sparks, under the bridge along the Truckee river there are over 15 tents set up.
Some tents even have walkways made out of rocks. One tent had a sign at the entrance that said “stop” to keep people out of their area.
People now living here work together to keep the trash out of the river and to keep the area clean.
You will also find food on rocks such as these bananas. These camps are all these people have. So they make the best of it.
However, the City of Sparks may be taking action to remove these camps. Then the question becomes where will these people go once their homes are removed?