September 2, 2016
Filed Under South Tahoe Events
Every year Stewardship Day combines field education in forest ecology, defensible space, soil conservation, wildlife biology and natural history with hands-on forest restoration projects.
Join hundreds of Tahoe Basin community members to help improve forest health at the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship on September 10th.
Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are invited to plant native plants, remove invasive weeds, and water plants to protect sensitive areas. Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day is an excellent way to make a direct impact in restoring the watershed habitats that surround to Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day – Saturday, September 10th from 9 am to 2 pm
Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day Projects
- Willow Plantings – Volunteers will plant willow stakes and bundles to stabilize the Upper Truckee River banks and prevent erosion that could impact the lake.
- Native plantings – Volunteers will plant native plants on the upper riverbanks to prevent erosion during flood events.
- Invasive Weed Removal – Volunteers will work to remove noxious invasive weeds from the land surrounding the Upper Truckee River.
- Educational zone & tours – The educational area will have interactive ways to learn about restoration and also educate those that need a quick break or finished with their project. The tours will be onsite to those that request it to learn more about the area and learn about the projects that are happening and why. Attendees can also learn about aquatic invasive and native species.
- Info table – Learn more about how organizations protect Lake Tahoe.
Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes that can get wet and dirty, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and bring a reusable water bottle. Some of the work will be in the water, so water shoes that you can get wet may be desired. Optional: If you have work gloves, shovels, hand pruners, and/or trowels, feel free to bring those.
The League to Save Lake Tahoe will provide a Light breakfast, lunch, refreshments, gloves, equipment, and prizes.
For over a decade, Stewardship Day has provided hundreds of Lake Tahoe volunteers the opportunity to restore public lands and discover how forest restoration can complement fire risk reduction. Volunteers band together under the leadership of the League on one day with a unified goal:to reverse the degradation of Lake Tahoe.
Previous Stewardship Day events have helped restore the Meyers, Angora Fire Area, the Heavenly Gondola area, Meek’s Creek Meadow, North Tahoe Regional Park, Skylandia Park, and Sugar Pine Point State Park.
All volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and long pants, and bring a water bottle and snack. Tools are provided, but volunteers who already have work gloves, hardhats, rakes, hand-saws, and shovels are encouraged to bring them (no axes or chain-saws, please).