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Wild Tahoe Weekend festival June 7-8

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U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit hosts the fourth annual Wild Tahoe Weekend festival Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8, at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89.

The weekend includes the Lake Tahoe Bird Festival on Saturday and the Native Species Festival on Sunday.

The Lake Tahoe Bird Festival is a free family event hosted by LTBMU and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes guided bird walks along the Rainbow Trail, a bird art contest, information about migratory birds and a presentation by Master Falconer Marie Gaspari Crawford.

Art submissions including photographs, sculptures, drawings, sculptures and paintings for the bird contest can be submitted to Rena Escobedo at rescobedo@fs.fed.us or dropped off before June 4 at the LTBMU office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe.

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LTBMU hosts the fourth annual Native Species Festival on Sunday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event includes walks led by field professionals and local students to help visitors learn about Tahoe yellow cress, quaking aspen trees and local wildlife. The event also features nature walks for dog owners.

A local band, Fugitive Roots, will play live music, and the festival will have 14 educational booths from public and nonprofit agencies featuring presentations on black bears, bats, beavers and Tahoe yellow cress, and a large fish tank holding Lahontan cutthroat trout. Vendors will have hot dogs, snacks, drinks and ice cream.

The event is made possible by multiple partners including California Conservation Corps, Camp Richardson Resort, Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Sugar Pine Foundation, Sierra Wildlife Coalition, League to Save Lake Tahoe, Nor Cal Bats, Tahoe Native Plant Society, Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Lake Tahoe Unified School District and Tahoe Expedition Academy.


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