Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Locally Guided Adventures at Tahoe Expo Aug 30-31

Posted on July 28, 2014
Filed Under North Tahoe Events, South Tahoe Events

Locals already know how to enjoy a triple-leisure day that includes a bike ride, paddle and community gathering.  Throw in some volunteer trail work, trash pick up, and AIS removal and you’re a local.

To help visitors connect to our mountain culture and join in as stewards,  Sustainable Tahoe has created a 2-day outdoor exposition of our favorite adventures and local culture led by local experts. Tahoe Expo on August 30 and 31, 2014 features guided tours from two of Tahoe’s most spectacular shoreline venues and feature native Washoe and Paiute culture, crafting and ceremonies.

This is Lake Tahoe stewardship at its finest, naturally.

Each Adventure Track is comprised of 1 to 3 activities + lunch + alternative transit. Each track is made up of activities hosted by local experts, organizations, agencies and business from South Lake Tahoe to east of Reno, working together to demonstrate how we all contribute to protecting our famous water clarity.

According to Executive Director Jacquie Chandler, “When a local expert shares what they care about, helping you understand the value… you begin to care also. This caring awakens an interest to learn more, and then behavior naturally shifts, motivating actions toward stewardship and conservation.”

The various Adventure Tracks are designed to generate new excitement for visitors while encouraging participants to experience local culture, food and transit that reduce the area’s collective carbon footprint.

Click here to check out all the tracks and register now.

Sat 9am to 3pm
Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California share cultural practices in a” lakalelup”:
Watch, learn and do as Washoe demonstrate baking bread in the earth, making rope from milkweed, baskets and huts from willow, share in dance, song and celebration of the land, water and air we all share.

Sat 3pm to 7pm
Tribute to the Lake from the Shakespeare stage. Proceeds benefit the Washoe Cultural Center. ticket price includes parking fee.

Geotours include SUP yoga, fly fishing lessons, Washoe Tully boat making, kayaking into Truckee River, cultural dancing, wildlife hikes, historical enactments, pine needle basket making, moccasin making, SUP raffle and more…

Best of all, each venue will be accessible by bus, boat, bike, kayak and a water taxi to demonstrate alternative transportation in the basin.

“This 2-day event is made possible by using what we have and are already doing in a new way. Connecting visitors to the natural uniqueness of this place by local experts who share a passion about a particular aspect of the region, builds understanding, passion and stewardship – everyone wins.” Kim Gorman TRCD

Organizations collaborating to make this demonstration possible include: Sierra Ski and Cycle Works, Bike the West, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, USFS, Nature Conservancy, CA Tahoe Conservancy, UC Davis / Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Sugar Pine Foundation, TRPA, TTD (Tahoe Transportation District).

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