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Lake Tahoe Forest Service accepting reservations for 2016 Winter Trek program

Forest Service accepting reservations for 2016 Winter Trek program
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, California – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin accepting reservations for the 2016 Winter Trek Conservation Education program on Monday, December 14, 2015.  Teachers may reserve a spot by calling the Forest Service at 530-543-2694, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Winter Trek begins Wednesday, January 13, 2016, and continues through March 31, 2016, weather permitting.  Field trips are generally three hours long and are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Led by Forest Service rangers and community volunteers, the Winter Trek program offers fifth-graders an outdoor winter ecology learning experience that takes place at 9,100 feet via the Gondola at Heavenly Mountain Resort.  The program includes a snowshoe physical education adventure while learning about fire and forest ecology of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Winter Trek is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Forest Service, Heavenly Mountain Resort, the Tahoe Heritage Foundation, and the City of South Lake Tahoe’s Explore Tahoe Visitor Center.
For more information, contact Megan Dee at 530-543-2618, email or Joy Barney at 530-543-2685, email or visit    Photo Credit:  U.S. Forest Service.


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