Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day Spring - EVENT FULL

June 16 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Photo: Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day at Johnson Meadow in 2019

This event is full.

Location:
Exact meeting location will be provided once you RSVP

What we are doing: Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are invited to this fun, hands-on restoration event. By pitching in, you will help improve the ecosystem function and the wildlife habitats that surround Lake Tahoe. Healthy forests and meadows act as natural pollution filters to Keep Tahoe Blue.

Below are the project descriptions. Volunteers do not need previous experience to participate in the projects.

  • Easy level project: Litter pickup 
    • Project: Litter that has been left behind by visitors to the shoreline. Help us keep litter out of Lake Tahoe and ensure litter doesn't turn into microplastics!
    • Tools: Grabbers, gloves, bags, data cards, pencil.
  • Hard level project: Decommission trails and repair shoreline access points
    • Project: Volunteers will cover social trails that were formed last year with forest debris with rakes and shovels to ensure visitors to the area use proper paths. Volunteers will also stabilize stairs with sand and dirt that lead to the beach for safety and prevent further erosion. 
    • Tools: Rakes, shovels, maddox, buckets, watering cans and tamper.

What to bring: sturdy boots, long pants and long sleeves, sunglasses, work gloves (if you have them), a face mask for the event, and a full reusable water bottle.

We provide: safety materials, sanitation materials, clean gloves, training, sanitized equipment, wrapped snacks, TFSD swag and an online raffle for volunteers.

Partners: United States Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Ernie's Coffee Shop.

Further details: Details will be sent closer to the event date to registered volunteers. Volunteers under 18 will need to have a guardian sign the waiver and the volunteer must bring the signed waiver to the event. The guardian may also attend the event and can sign off for the minor at the event.

For questions or more information, email events@keeptahoeblue.org.

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Safety and physical distancing guidelines:

We’re all in this together. When we follow the guidelines and put forth the effort we can keep ourselves healthy, keep the community healthy, and Keep Tahoe Blue.

When taking part in any League activity, event or program, please follow physical distancing guidelines:

  • If you have a cough, fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in contact with someone that has displayed these symptoms, please stay home.

  • Maintain six feet of distance between you and others at all times.

  • Sneeze or cough into a cloth or tissue. If those aren’t available, use your elbow.

  • Wash hands regularly with soap or hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid shaking hands, hugging or engage in any unnecessary physical contact. (Bummer, we know)

  • Wear a face cover.

The League is committed to providing safe, fun and meaningful events while pursuing our mission to Keep Tahoe Blue. To safeguard the health of our volunteers, staff and community, we have aligned our events procedures and preparation with the most current public health guidelines from governments and scientific organizations. 

To protect our volunteers and community, the League will: 

  • Stay home if we have a cough, fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in contact with someone that has displayed these symptoms, and will urge our event attendees to do the same

  • Ensure equipment is regularly cleaned with disinfectant and laundered, especially prior to each event

  • Regularly sanitize frequently touched surfaces

  • Ensure our staff wears face masks and gloves before and during events

  • Abide by social/physical distancing guidelines

  • Provide signage for best practices and reminders for infection control at the event

  • Provide sanitization materials, including hand sanitizer and gloves 

  • Stagger check-in areas to prevent large groups from forming

  • Mark six-foot spacing intervals at check-in areas

  • Minimize material handling and handoffs

  • We will provide first aid kits, but not first aid assistance

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