September 21, 2019 8:30 am
22nd Annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day breaks new ground
First volunteer event at Johnson Meadow to take place Saturday, September 21
WHAT: Tahoe’s largest volunteer hands-on restoration event will help restore the newly acquired Johnson Meadow property in South Lake Tahoe, a key part of the larger Upper Truckee River restoration effort. Event link here.
WHO: The League to Save Lake Tahoe is hosting the event in partnership with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District. Other partners and sponsors include; The Hangar, Tacos Por Favor, Whole Foods Market and Tahoe Blue Vodka.
WHEN: Saturday, September 21| 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (Volunteer celebration to follow 12:30 – 2 pm)
WHERE: Event start location and access to Johnson Meadow located at the trailhead adjacent to the end of Winnemucca Ave (google map) or to the Barton Hospital parking structure – 2170 South Ave (google map). Free parking for the event is available at either location.
WHY: Tahoe’s meadows, streams and forests serve as natural pollution filters for Lake Tahoe. Johnson Meadow is one of the last remaining pieces of land along the Upper Truckee River and Marsh to come into public ownership so it can be restored and protected. The UTR is the largest of 63 tributaries flowing into Lake Tahoe and drains the largest area of land within the Tahoe Basin. Restoring the function of this ecosystem is essential to protecting Lake Tahoe’s famed clarity and pristine water quality.
VISUALS: Intimate views of a vast meadow in the heart of the City of South Lake Tahoe that until now has been inaccessible to the public. Hands-on restoration work by community members of all ages.
The League and Tahoe RCD are looking for helping-hands to remove debris, litter and invasive plants from the meadow while also stabilizing stream banks along the UTR. All skill levels and ages are welcome. Many people float or paddle the UTR every spring and summer and now can give back in a way that directly protects the river and Lake that we all enjoy.