South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – May 3, 2016 – The California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) has announced its annual seasonal dog closure at the Upper Truckee Marsh from May 1 through July 31. The purpose of the closure is to keep dogs out of critical breeding habitat for special, threatened and endangered species such as the Willow Flycatcher.

Beginning August 1, dogs will again be permitted access to the Upper Truckee Marsh, provided they are on leash. The Conservancy-owned Cove East property, west of the river, remains open for year-round, leashed dog access. The El Dorado County Sheriff enforces county and city ordinances and Conservancy staff monitors for compliance.

The Conservancy owns and manages the 600 acre marsh, one of the largest remaining in the Sierra Nevada, for the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat and water quality.

Established in 1984, the mission of the Conservancy is to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

For more information, visit http://tahoe.ca.gov or call Nick Meyer at (530) 543-6073.