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9th Annual Landscape Conservation Workshop: Sunday August 14th 12:00pm – 3:30pm

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On Sunday August 14th  join us from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm for the 9th annual Landscape Conservation Workshop at the Evans Family Garden.  The garden is located at 1383 Mount Olympia Circle in South Lake Tahoe.  To get to the Evans Family Garden from South Lake Tahoe travel south on Lake Tahoe Boulevard from the “Wye” to Mt. Ranier Drive, just past the Angora Creek Bridge, and take your second left onto Mt. Olympia Circle.  SIgns will be posted from Lake Tahoe Boulevard .

 The workshop will provide a unique opportunity to see demonstrations of Tahoe Friendly Landscape practices and to interact with local conservation professionals who will be there to answer questions.  Subjects that will be covered at the event include: BMPS and erosion control, gardening for wildlife, water conservation and irrigation efficiency, Fire Adapted Communities and Defensible Space, Tahoe native and adapted plants, lawn conversion practices, vegetable gardening, and composting.  We would graciously thank our  event partners: South Lake Tahoe Public Utilities District, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, California Conservation Corps, Lake Valley Fire Protection District, League to Save Lake Tahoe, and the Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners.  For more information contact Adam Henriques at ahenriques@tahoercd.org

Conservation Landscape Tour

Conservation Landscape Tour



Tahoe RCD seeking volunteers for 2nd Annual Tahoe Farm Day – Sept 16, 2014

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Last year 570 3rd and 4th grade students attended the first annual Tahoe Farm Day.  The event included presentations such as Composting with Worms, Beneficial Bats, and Your Carbon Footprint as well as live animal exhibits!  Click here to read the Tahoe Daily Tribune’s article about last year’s successful event!

The Tahoe RCD is seeking volunteers to help out with the 2nd annual Tahoe Farm Day which will be held at Camp Richardson on September 16th, 2014.  We need presenters as well as people to help setup and breakdown the event.  The event covers the themes of Food, Fiber, Shelter, and Soils. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at contact@tahoercd.org with your name, email, phone number, and topic you are interested in presenting and/or interest in setup and breakdown of the event. 

Community Watershed Partnership

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Through the Community Watershed Partnership program, in 2014, the Tahoe RCD is offering technical assistance in select watershed areas. Map of the Community Watershed Partnership areas is shown below:

View Community Watershed Partnership in a larger map

We will continue to assist property owners outside of these designated areas as time and funding permits. If you are seeking BMP, Lake Friendly Landscaping or Invasive Weed technical assistance, please use the ‘request our service’ form at TahoeRCD.org and we will contact you within 4 days to discuss next steps and the resources available to you.

The District’s present capacity to provide cost free BMP assistance is limited; however, the TRPA Stormwater Program webpage has resources available to help you design your own residential BMPs. Please visit TahoeBMP.org to learn more. 

If you have immediate questions about TRPA’s BMP program, please contact them by phone (775) 589-5202 or online TahoeBMP.org.

Please participate in our 2014 Community Survey to help us understand how we can assist you with BMPs and Landscape Conservation. Please note that Tahoe RCD services are grant funded and are subject to change.

Autumn Fest Event Schedule

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Here’s the schedule of events for this Saturday’s Autumn Fest!!

Come out to the Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden, celebrate!

Autumn Fest 2013!!

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This is a free benefit for the Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden. Come and show your support for your community!!

September 21st, at the Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden, located @ LTCC

Local music, artisans, food, kids activities, yoga, garden tours & medicinal walks, massage, workshops, & more! 

autumn fest final


We are still looking for volunteers, vendors, & sponsorships.