Tahoe RCD would like to hear from South Lake Tahoe residents and visitors about how they use the meadow and answer question about the project

South Lake Tahoe, CA – August 12, 2020 – Tahoe Resource Conservation District invites you to attend a virtual field tour for the Johnson Meadow Restoration Project on August 18th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

In 2018, Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD), a conservation organization dedicated to protecting the natural resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin, acquired the Johnson Meadow property. The 206-acre meadow, located along Upper Truckee River in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, provides valuable habitat and ecosystem services as well as community open space for all the residents and visitors of South Lake Tahoe. As part of Tahoe RCD’s ongoing management of the property we are in the early phases of planning for a large-scale restoration project.

The goal of the Johnson Meadow Restoration Project is to improve habitat for Tahoe’s native plant and animal species, improve fish habitat in the Upper Truckee River, and increase the filtration capacity of the meadow to help reduce sediment flow to Lake Tahoe and improve lake clarity. As part of the restoration process, Tahoe RCD would like to hear from South Lake Tahoe residents and visitors about how they use the meadow and answer question about the project.

After over 100 years of private ownership Johnson Meadow is now owned and managed as public land. We now have the opportunity to mitigate the impacts of cattle grazing while also improving public open space for all who live in and visit South Lake Tahoe. Please join Tahoe RCD for a virtual field tour on August 18th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm to learn about the project, get an overview of the restoration process, and ask questions. Tahoe RCD wants your input and involvement! Please visit https://bit.ly/jmfieldday to RSVP. To learn more please visit www.tahoercd.org/johnsonmeadow or e-mail johnsonmeadow@tahoercd.org.

Please visit our website for more information:  http://tahoercd.org/johnsonmeadow/

About the Tahoe Resource Conservation District

Tahoe Resource Conservation District’s mission is to promote the conservation, stewardship and knowledge of the Lake Tahoe Region’s natural resources by providing leadership and innovative environmental services to all stakeholders. Tahoe RCD is a division of local government that is non-regulatory, and designed to implement local conservation measures. Tahoe RCD strives to protect natural resources including soil, water, and wildlife habitat through restoration, prevention and control of invasive species, wildfire prevention, and environmental education. Tahoe RCD is unique by being able to receive funding through state, federal, local, and private sources.

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