Conservancy to Restore Former Tahoe Pines Campground

Conservancy to Restore Former Tahoe Pines Campground – Draft Environment Document Comment Period Closing June 13

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – June 2, 2014 – The California Tahoe Conservancy is proposing to restore and improve public access to the former Tahoe Pines Campground along the Upper Truckee River on U.S. Highway 50 in Meyers.

The Conservancy plans to restore and protect the natural floodplain and riparian habitat of the 8.5 acre site while providing picnic tables, benches, hiking trails or other compatible amenities.

“This site took an environmental beating from vehicles and was frequently flooded during its 75 years as a campground right on the banks of the river,” said Patrick Wright, Conservancy Executive Director. “We hope to create new, more sustainable opportunities for people to enjoy the area.”

The Conservancy is now circulating a draft environmental document, available on their website (http://tahoe.ca.gov/public-hearings-notices.aspx), for public review and comment.  Comments are due by June 13.

Established in 1984, the mission of the Tahoe 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 Peter Eichar at (530) 543-6046.