Lake Tahoe Briefs
Conservancy to meet tonight
The California Tahoe Conservancy will host a public meeting tonight on restoration plans for the former Sunset Stables area south of the Lake Tahoe Airport. The meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Meyers Elementary School.
Those who live in the Meyers neighborhoods surrounding the meadow are especially encouraged to attend the meeting, said Joe Pepi at the Conservancy.
The state agency is in the initial stages of planning restoration and management of the area. Topics they are exploring include several drainage issues and consolidating recreation trails.
“We are looking at trying to improve the way water flows from those neighborhoods into the river,” Pepi said. “We’ll be looking at spreading that water over the meadow to keep it wetter. There are multiple trails going through meadow and we would like to consolidate them and make sure the recreational uses are compatible with protecting wildlife habitats out there.”
* Lake Tahoe
Pope Beach will remain open
The U.S. Forest Service will begin the second phase of an erosion control project to improve drainage on parking facilities and improve handicap accessibility to restrooms at the Pope Beach recreation facility.
Pope Beach will continue to operate for the rest of the summer, but will have reduced parking capacity. The second lot will be closed beyond the turn around.
There will be unavoidable construction traffic passing through the first lot during the duration of the project. The Forest Service suggests Baldwin Beach as an alternative beach destination if visitors encounter parking difficulties.
Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 24.
* South Lake Tahoe
League seeks volunteers
The League to Save Lake Tahoe will host a storm drain stenciling event on Saturday, July 22. Volunteers will go out in pairs and learn how to stencil the drains with the important message, “No dumping – drains to lake”.
Storm drains in the Tahoe area do not lead to a treatment facility; they lead directly to the nearest stream or river and then straight to Lake Tahoe. Storm drains can carry pollutants into Lake Tahoe.
The event is for all ages. Participants should bring sunscreen, gloves, a hat and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty as paint will be used. The League will provide all other materials.
Those interested should meet at League offices at 9 a.m. at 955 Emerald Bay Road, across from the post office.
For more information or to volunteer for this event, contact Lily Galli at (530) 541-5388 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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