SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. June 20, 2019 – Get ready for a wild time as the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) and the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) host Wild Tahoe Weekend! Join us June 22-23, 2019 at Taylor Creek Visitor Center, just three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. Residents and visitors are invited to attend this free family and fun event!

To kick off Wild Tahoe Weekend, the LTBMU will host the Native Species Festival on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 10am to 3pm. This festival is a great way to spend the day outdoors and learn about the many native plant and animal species of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Attend walks led by field professionals and explore educational booths from various public and nonprofit agencies. Participants will experience frequent visits from Lulu the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Smokey Bear.

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, TINS will host the 10th annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival from 10am until 3pm. The event includes hourly guided bird walks along the Rainbow Trail, visits with live birds of prey, information and presentations on migratory birds, bird crafts and games, a live falconer, and more!

Various local agencies will be participants of Wild Tahoe Weekend including USDA Forest Service, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, Sugar Pine Foundation, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, and many others.  Food will not be present.

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