Native Species Festival

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will host the third annual Native Species Festival on Sunday, June 9, 2013.  Residents and visitors are invited to attend this free family event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Taylor Creek Visitor Center, located three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89.

The event includes guided nature walks led by field professionals and local students.  Learn more about the Basin's native Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and the invasive American Bullfrog from local students, educational booths and walks.  Attend walks led by professionals to learn more about our native Tahoe Yellow Cress and the invasive Eurasian Water Milfoil.


2013 Schedule of Events 

Ongoing Events
Visitor Center Information
Stream Profile Chamber Viewing
Educational Booths
Kids Activities

  Live Music
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  & 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Daniel O & Fugitive Dust near the flag pole.
  Guided Walks & Stewardship Events
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Aspen & Wildlife Walk hosted by Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences' Dr. Will Richardson. Meet at the Visitor
Center patio.
  Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Fingerling Release
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Join South Lake Tahoe students for this fish release into Taylor Creek. Meet at the Rainbow Trail Archway for a walk to the boardwalk for this exciting event.
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Community Eurasian Water Milfoil Removal Project
  Hosted by local diver Shawn Murphy. Meet at the Visitor
Center patio and walk a half mile to the mouth of Taylor
Creek to learn more about this important local project.
  Native Species Parade!
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Cheer on our local students dressed as their favorite native species led by local band members. Meet under the Rainbow Trail Archway at the Visitor Center patio.
  Tahoe Yellow Cress Walk
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hosted by U.S. Forest Service botanist Courtney Rowe. Meet at the Visitor Center patio.


Map and list of supporters

Color map of the layout of the Native Species Festival and a list of festival supporters.