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League hosts 19th annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day

Youth volunteering at 2015's 18th Annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day at the Upper Truckee River cross the water and head to their site.
Courtesy / Bob Harms — League to Save Lake Tahoe |

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What: 19th Annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day

When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m.

Where: Angora Burn

Tickets: Free

Info: www.keeptahoeblue.org

The League to Save Lake Tahoe will host the 19th annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, in South Lake Tahoe. Community members will gather for this fun, all-ages and hands-on restoration day at the Angora Burn Area.

“We’re looking forward to a great turnout,” League community engagement manager Marilee Movius said. “We are always excited about the number of community members who pitch in for this annual event, and welcome those who might be joining us for the first time.”

By pitching in, volunteers can make a direct impact in restoring the watershed habitats that surround Lake Tahoe. Participants will restore area trails and help protect young trees by thinning whitethorn bushes currently competing for water.

This project is a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service – Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Funding for this event is provided through a grant from the United States Forest Service El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee.

“Our forests act as natural pollution filters for Lake Tahoe,” League deputy director Jesse Patterson said. “We’re so happy to be partnering with the U.S. Forest Service on this event. By volunteering with us tomorrow to restore the hillsides of the Angora Burn area, community members are making a direct impact that will help Keep Tahoe Blue.”

Restoration work will be located in the Angora Burn at sites near Tahoe Mountain Road and near the Gardner Mountain neighborhoods from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and no experience is needed.

Participants are encouraged to carpool, walk or ride bikes to the site. Those who arrive on foot or bicycle will receive a surprise reward.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all volunteers. For questions, please email events@keeptahoeblue.org.

To RSVP for the event, visit http://www.keeptahoeblue.org/rsvp or call 530-541-5388.