Weed Walk With The Truckee River Watershed Council, August 3


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.

Volunteer Trail Work Day, July 20

Join the Friends of Tahoe Donner Trails and the Tahoe Donner Trails Department for the first Tahoe Donner Volunteer Trail Work Day of the season.

For this day’s project, we are partnering with the Truckee Donner Land Trust to help complete a stretch of the Donner Lake Rim Trail, which runs through Tahoe Donner’s southern edge.

Complete information can be found at the Eventbrite link below.

The Trails Club was founded on the principle that hands­-on stewardship of our trails and open spaces should be a regular and vital part of the Tahoe Donner community. There are many ways to promote that principle, but few as fun, interesting, and satisfying as trail work.

We hope you’ll lend a hand!

TDTrails.org 2019 Season Calendar

Registration opens 10 to 14 days before an event is scheduled. To be notified when event registration opens, please join the club’s email list.

Volunteer Trail Work Days

Give back to the community by helping to build and maintain the trails in and around Tahoe Donner. Hosted by the Trails Club and the Trails Department.

Dates: July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, 9 AM-2 PM

Invasive Weed Walk With The Weed Warriors

Learn about the non-native weeds invading your yard and neighborhood with the Trails Club and the Truckee River Watershed Council.

Date: August 3, 10 AM-12:30 PM

River Walk With The Watershed Council

Walk with the Trails Club and the Truckee River Watershed Council while learning about our watershed and how you can help restore and protect it, starting right in your own yard.

Date: September 7, 10 AM-12 PM

Truckee River Day

Help restore and protect the Truckee River watershed. This annual event offers volunteer opportunities all across the region, including right here in Tahoe Donner.

Date: October 20, various times