Native Species Festival

The sixth annual Native Species Festival will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, located three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89.

This free family event is a great way to spend the day outdoors and learn about native species of the Lake Tahoe Basin.  Activities include guided walks led by field professionals to learn about local trees and wildlife, a free training on how to identify and remove invasive plants sponsored by the League to Save Lake Tahoe and a guided nature walk for dog owners hosted by the Lake Tahoe Humane Society. 

Educational booths from various public and non-profit agencies will feature information on the American black bear, native birds, the American beaver, Tahoe yellow cress and more.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will return this year with the inflatable fish tent and the large fish tank, which holds native Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. 

Hot dogs, snacks, drinks and ice cream will be available for purchase.  The local band, Fugitive Roots, will provide live music.


Schedule of Events


Schedule of events for the 2015 Native Species Festival



Map and list of supporters



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