Sept. 19, 2018 – Restoration of Tahoe’s meadows and streams is one of the most important activities to protect Lake Tahoe from pollution clouding it’s famed clarity and feeding algae along the shoreline. A healthy environment upstream of the Lake acts as a natural pollution filter and can provide Lake Tahoe resilience in a changing climate.
The work and dedication of volunteers is invaluable to land managers like the US Forest Service and the partnership with National Public Lands Day brings a fun and meaningful day to Tahoe lovers of all ages and skill levels. Participants can do everything from environmental games and beach cleanups to get your hands dirty stream restoration. Hundreds are expected throughout the day to celebrate and protect a special part of Tahoe from Rabe Meadow down Burke Creek and ending at Nevada Beach of Lake Tahoe.
WHAT: The 21st Annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day hands-on restoration volunteer work day and celebration to help repair and protect portions of Burke Creek near Nevada Beach. More info and registration. (https://donate.keeptahoeblue.org/event/tahoe-forest-stewardship-day-fall/e199108)
WHO: The League to Save Lake Tahoe is proud to be partnering with the US Forest Service as part of the 25th National Public Lands Day. League experts will lead teams of volunteers conducting restoration work and aquatic invasive species surveys while also hosting an informational booth as part of the NBLD celebration, also at Nevada Beach.
WHEN: September 22, Saturday | 8:30am – 2pm
Activities are from 830am-noon with a lunch celebration to follow at another location until 2pm.
WHERE: Volunteers meet at the Nevada Beach Pavilion (Bittlers Rd, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448) to register and for informational booths.Restoration work will take place at neighboring areas to Nevada Beach.
- Beach cleanup and aquatic invasive species surveys along Lake Tahoe
- Short walk from pavilion
- Stream bank restoration on Burke Creek
- ¼ mile walk from the pavilion or drive to the trailhead parking lot on Khale Dr and Hwy 50
- Fence repair along Burke Creek and Lake Tahoe
- Short walk from pavilion to end of parking lot
The League to Save Lake Tahoe, also known by the slogan “Keep Tahoe Blue,” is Tahoe’s oldest and largest nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. The League is dedicated to community engagement and education, and collaborating to find solutions to Tahoe’s environmental challenges. The League’s main campaigns include combating pollution, promoting restoration, tackling invasive species and protecting Tahoe’s shoreline. Learn more at keeptahoeblue.org.