22nd Annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day - Fall

Saturday, September 21 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, celebration for volunteers to follow

stream bank stabilization willow stakesLocation: Upper Truckee River at Johnson Meadow, South Lake Tahoe, CA 

Volunteer work - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch celebration for volunteers - 12:30 - 2 pm

Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are invited to this fun, hands-on restoration day. By pitching in, you are improving the watershed habitats that surround Lake Tahoe. Healthy forests and meadows act as natural pollution filters to Keep Tahoe Blue.

Projects
This is one of the first volunteer restoration projects at Tahoe RCD's recently acquired Johnson Meadow. We will be planting willow stakes, cutting Lodgepole pines, removing posts and removing invasive weeds. We will also be picking up litter in conjunction with the Great Sierra River Cleanup!

What to wear and bring
Sturdy boots, long pants such as jeans, long sleeves that you can get dirty, sunglasses and a reusable water bottle (mandatory). Bring leather work gloves if you have them. Remember to bring your ID if you will be having an alcoholic beverage at The Hangar and cash if you will be staying after the event. 

What we provide
We will provide a light breakfast, coffee, snacks, and water containers to refill you water bottle. We will also provide tools for the projects, safety materials, and education and guidance for all projects. Volunteers are invited to attend the lunch celebration at The Hangar afterwards. 

Lunch celebration
All volunteers will be invited to the lunch celebration at The Hangar for a drink and lunch from Tacos Por Favor Catering. 

Meeting Location
We are meeting at the end of Winnemucca Ave. next to Barton Hospital at Johnson Meadow in South Lake Tahoe.

Getting to the event
We encourage people to walk, bike, bus or carpool. Parking is limited onsite and at The Hangar for the lunch celebration. Those that walk bike or bus will receive an extra raffle ticket.

Parking is available in two locations:

  • From Highway 50, turn onto Winnemucca Ave. until where it dead ends. Parking is available along Winnemucca Ave. on the meadow side.
  • From Highway 50, turn onto 3rd Street and go into Barton Memorial Hospital. Parking is available in the parking structure only.

Partners
Tahoe Resource Conservation District, The Hangar and Tacos Por Favor Catering

Sponsors
Whole Foods Market and Tahoe Blue Vodka

For questions, please email events@keeptahoeblue.org.

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