Tahoe Donner Trails Day Volunteer Kick-off, June 21

The first Tahoe Donner Trails Day of the season will take place on Saturday, June 21st. This time we’ll be out on the popular Nature Trail, repairing trail tread, clearing loose rocks, and trimming back brush.

Tahoe Donner Trails Day
Date: Saturday, June 21
Time: 9:00 to noon, concluding with lunch.
Location: We will meet at the Northwoods Clubhouse before walking out to the work site on the Nature Trail.

Everyone is advised to wear sturdy shoes and gloves, drink plenty of water, and wear sun protection.

People often tell us that they’d like to be more involved with the trails, but they’re a little intimidated by trail work. Please be assured that for Trails Day we always try to choose family friendly projects that are open to a wide range of ages and physical abilities. Everyone should be able to choose their own level. We’ll also have experts from the Trails Department on hand to supervise, and to teach everyone a bit about proper trail design and repair.

The Trails Club has deemphasized trail work in recent seasons, mostly because of the logistical difficulties it incurs. There is good reason to believe those difficulties will diminish in the coming years. Indeed, there should be many opportunities for volunteer trail work in Tahoe Donner once construction of the Donner Lake Rim Trail (DLRT) proceeds through our McGlashan Springs and Bucknam Tract properties. Trails Day is a great way to get a little taste of the kind of work that goes into larger projects like the DLRT.

For more information please email the Trails Club at tdtrails@gmail.com.