Nevada County Local News: Parks & Recreation


All Local Parks & Recreation News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

Image caption: The Baldwin Hills area in South Los Angeles is one region where a state conservancy would keep open land accessible to the public.
California’s 10 State Conservancies: How They Protect Parks and Open Land

How California’s 10 state conservancies buy up open land and shield it from developers to preserve the natural environment for public use.

Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained

Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

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07/20/2024
Image for display with article titled Trail Etiquette Stencil Initiative Expanding to Reduce Multi-Use Trail Conflicts

Users of the popular multi-use paved trails throughout the Tahoe Basin and Truckee will find new messages stenciled in chalk along the trails encouraging trail etiquette.

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07/19/2024
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In response to questions from interested community members and stakeholders, the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit provided the following update on the Basin Wide Trails Analysis Project.

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07/16/2024
Image for display with article titled No Harmful Algal Bloom Detected at Lake Tahoe Sites Purported to Be Responsible for Dog’s Death

The agencies that sampled water at El Dorado Beach and Nevada Beach last week have detected no toxins associated with harmful algal blooms in the lake. These are sites viral social media posts purported could be where a dog ingested harmful cyanobacteria and later died.

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07/16/2024
Image for display with article titled Tahoe Fund Hires Local Artists to Transform National Forest Restrooms

Visitors to four popular recreation sites managed by the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will be greeted with a surprise when they step into the restroom facilities. Instead of blank walls inside the vault toilets, people will find beautiful murals painted by local artists through a project led by the LTBMU and the Tahoe Fund.

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07/16/2024
Image for display with article titled Forest Restoration and Fuels Reduction Treatment Map Highlights Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team Accomplishments

In collaboration with the Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District announced the Forest Vegetation Interactive Map that highlights forest restoration and fuels reduction treatment accomplishments of the TFFT and the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP).

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07/16/2024
Environmental review of the remaining link of the future 72-mile bike and pedestrian trail completed, though concerns raised about eBikes.

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07/15/2024
Image for display with article titled HistoriCorps, Eldorado National Forest Seek Volunteers for Preservation Project

HistoriCorps and Eldorado National Forest are seeking volunteers of all skill levels to help rehabilitate the historic Bunker Hill Lookout Tower, with week-long volunteer opportunities running from July 28 through September 6.

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07/12/2024
Image for display with article titled How to Bike Donner Memorial State Park

Yes, Donner Memorial State Park has an interesting past (most of us know the story of the Donner Party) making its mark in the big migration of settlers coming out west to build a better life, their oxen pulling slow-moving covered wagons on the California Trail.

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07/11/2024
On July 9, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved Nevada County Historical Landmark NEV 24-04 in the Tahoe National Forest.

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07/10/2024
Image for display with article titled Visit Truckee-Tahoe Launches Sustainable Truckee Visitors Guide, Promotes Responsible Tourism

Visit Truckee-Tahoe unveiled its latest initiative, the Sustainable Truckee Visitors Guide. This digital and printed guidebook is designed to educate visitors on how to enjoy Truckee responsibly.

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07/05/2024
Image for display with article titled Northstar’s Vail EpicPromise Fixes Donner Lake Rim Trail Pedestrian Bridges

The winter of 2022-23 was one for the record books, and all that snow helped make for a great ski season, filled our lakes, and brought about a great summer wildflower show. But also left Truckee Donner Land Trust with a little cleanup last summer.

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07/04/2024
Image for display with article titled Bear Experts Offer Tips for Camping in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Headed to the Lake Tahoe Basin for a summer camping trip? Black bear biologists who work in the Tahoe Basin every day have some advice and thoughts to share to help keep Tahoe bears wild. 

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07/02/2024
Nearly every major environmental group in California opposes a bill that would modify the state’s signature environmental law to speed up upgrades to power lines. Supporters say it would help free the state from fossil fuels and make the grid more reliable, but opponents fear it would damage state parks.

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06/28/2024
Image for display with article titled Ultimate Tahoe Family Summer Bucket List

The Tahoe Sierra is an adventureland of fun family friendly activities to enjoy from easy hiking trails to free concerts, movies and shows.

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06/21/2024
Image for display with article titled Donkey Town and El Burro Trails to Close for Cabin Creek Forest Restoration Project

According to the Truckee Dirt Union the Donkey Town and El Burro trail closures are expected to begin as early as next week, and will remain closed for the remainder of 2024.

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06/20/2024
Image for display with article titled Blending Art and Nature: Celebrating 20 Years of Trails & Vistas Art Hikes and Creative Expression

As Trails & Vistas celebrates its 20th anniversary, the nonprofit organization continues to blend art and nature through its unique art hikes, weaving together community engagement and artistic expression.

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06/20/2024
On June 19, California YIMBY announced support for the California Forever project going to the Solano County ballot in November.

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06/17/2024
Image for display with article titled Sierra State Parks Foundation Celebrates 50 Years

The Sierra State Parks Foundation was born when a group led by local women of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, persuaded the Department of Parks and Recreation to scrap its plans for razing the 1903 Ehrman Mansion after it was acquired by the state in 1965. As a result, the concept of creating formalized public-private partnerships to improve the management of the state’s park system was formed.

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06/16/2024
Image for display with article titled Donate to the Tahoe Trails Endowment and Become an AllTrails+ Member for Free

This summer, the Tahoe Fund is teaming up with AllTrails to offer a new opportunity to give back to Tahoe trails.

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06/14/2024
Image for display with article titled Visit Truckee-Tahoe Celebrates Five Years as Sponsor of Truckee Tahoe Gravel Race

Visit Truckee-Tahoe announced the return of the Truckee Tahoe Gravel on June 29, 2024, organized by Bike Monkey. This year's race is set to be more thrilling than ever with significant updates designed to enhance the competitive experience and spectator enjoyment.

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