Tahoe Truckee Region 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.

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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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07/12/2024
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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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07/10/2024
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
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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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06/12/2024
Image for display with article titled Bear Population Booming Amid Increasing Human-Bear Conflicts

With a million visitors flooding into the Tahoe Basin every day, wildlife officials urge caution to prevent conflicts between people and the region's growing bear population.

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06/07/2024
Image for display with article titled Lake Tahoe Beaches Drawing Rowdy Crowd

Last week, rowdy beach goers prompted the closure of Zephyr Cove, Roundhill and Nevada beaches after deputies responded to several reports of fights and other incidents.

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06/06/2024
Image for display with article titled Celebrate Truckee Bike Month: Community Events, Bike Pledges, and Exciting Challenges Await

The Town of Truckee proudly announces the celebration of Truckee Bike Month this June. Designed to encourage cycling, showcase its many benefits, and celebrate regional bike culture, Truckee Bike Month offers activities for everyone, from seasoned cyclists to newcomers.

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06/03/2024
Image for display with article titled Tim’s Tips: Safely Using Tahoe’s Paved Trails

The Lake Tahoe region is blessed with an extensive and elaborate system of multiuse trails providing access to great views of the lake, the Truckee River and the peaks of the Sierra. But those trails are narrow and, during the busy summer, can be packed with every form of trail user imaginable.

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05/27/2024
Image for display with article titled TAMBA Expands Roster of Tahoe Mountain Bike Events

While the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) has a consistent roster of signature events including the Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival and the impressively grueling Rose to Toads ride, this year it will add more educational and inclusive events on and off the trail.

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05/20/2024
Image for display with article titled Tahoe Fund Installs New Donor Engraved Bears in Tahoe City’s Heritage Plaza

Twenty-five new engraved bears are now hanging from the railings in Tahoe City's Heritage Plaza through a partnership with the Tahoe Fund, Placer County and the Tahoe City Public Utility District to raise money for trails in North Lake Tahoe.

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05/19/2024
Image for display with article titled Visit Placer’s Explorer Pass Is Back to Promote County’s Top Attractions

Visit Placer is proud to announce the return of the free Explorer Pass, encouraging visitors and residents to explore dozens of locations throughout the county.

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05/18/2024
Image for display with article titled California State Parks Foundation Calls on the Legislature to Restore Library Parks Pass Funding

California State Parks Foundation responded to Governor Newsom's revised 2024-2025 budget and raised concern about the elimination of funding for a popular state park access program, the California State Library Parks Pass.

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