July 31, 2012
Filed Under South Tahoe Events
All kayaks and paddle boards are not created equal. Get advice from the experts at the free Kayak Tahoe Demo Day on Sunday, August 26th, from 10am to 2pm.
Here’s your chance to learn about the latest kayak, canoe and SUP technology, try out different gear, and pick the experts’ brains about paddling equipment.
The Kayak Tahoe staff will be on the beach at Timber Cove Marina to help you demo as many boats and boards as you can handle and answer any question you can think of. And the best part about it – It’s FREE!
Free Demo Days
Kayak Tahoe – Timber Cove Marina (across from Safeway behind Timber Cove Lodge)
3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe
Sunday – August 26, 2012
10am to 2pm
For more info about this South Lake Tahoe event, call Kayak Tahoe at 544-2011.
Become a Tahoe Keeper: Protect Your Favorite Place.
Protect Your Favorite Pastime.
Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invaders.
Clean • Drain • Dry • Every time
Please join our local paddle shops and other paddlers and become a Tahoe Keeper to help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) into Lake Tahoe and Truckee water bodies.
It’s easy. It’s free. It matters.
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) threaten Lake Tahoe’s famous water clarity. Invaders spread through the transport of water and debris that can collect in cockpits and hatches, and cling to outer hulls, rudders and paddles. Spreading AIS violates local, state, and federal laws.
Self-Inspect & Decontaminate: The Tahoe Keepers online training program demonstrates how to Clean, Drain and Dry your watercraft and gear every time you haul out or move between water bodies, and properly Dispose of any plants or debris.
- CLEAN watercraft with pressurized water, removing all dirt, plant, and animal material from your rudder, hull, cockpit, and fishing gear. DISPOSE of foreign matter above the waterline on dry land or in a trash can.
- DRAIN the water from your hatches and cockpits on land before you leave the immediate area.
- DRY your watercraft before launching it again.
When paddling in an area infested with AIS or if you find contaminants on your boat or board, implement additional decontamination measures, such as spraying with pressurized water and keeping your watercraft completely dry for at least 5 days.
Prevent In-basin Transfer of AIS: If you only paddle within the Lake Tahoe basin, it is still very important to inspect your watercraft and gear to ensure you are not inadvertently transporting invaders found in Lake Tahoe to other Tahoe-Truckee area water bodies.
If you find AIS on your equipment or you are arriving at Lake Tahoe from a region with infested water bodies, inspections and decontaminations are available free of charge at the roadside watercraft inspection stations.
Learn more and join the Tahoe Keepers stewardship community at www.TahoeKeepers.org. Call 1-888-824-6267 for the AIS hotline.