Perhaps due to the unusual winter of 2018/19, growth patterns for non-native, invasive weeds in this region have been rather unusual this summer. As a result, at this time many of our go-to infestations are at the wrong stage of their growth cycles to provide a worthwhile educational experience. Though we scouted routes both in Tahoe Donner and elsewhere in Truckee, we ultimately decided that we could not provide a positive and effective learning experience this year. For this reason, the 2019 Weed Walk has, unfortunately, been cancelled.
Continuing an annual tradition for a seventh year, Friends of Tahoe Donner Trails will partner with the Truckee River Watershed Council to conduct an educational weed walk for Tahoe Donner members.
- Date: Saturday, August 3
- Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
- Location: TBA
- Registration (required): Eventbrite
Tahoe Donner is an unfortunate host to some of the region’s most noxious invasive weeds, including musk thistle, bull thistle, spotted knapweed, and perennial pepperweed. If you’re a veteran of previous weed walks, this is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge. And if you’re a novice, this walk is the ideal introduction to invasive weed spotting.