Discover how Lake Tahoe water science is shaping your future, as you join UC Davis researchers aboard the Jon LeConte as well as on a guided paddle along the shores of North Lake Tahoe.
Be part of this rare opportunity to witness, learn and participate with researchers (from the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC), who actively monitor and study the waters of Lake Tahoe
Board the Jon LeConte vessel used by TERC researchers to monitor Lake water quality, then water shuttle over to the newly restored Tahoe City Field Station, where U.C. Davis docents will share their role and commitments to the watershed. Enjoy a picnic lunch from a Tahoe City restaurant, then kayak back to Tahoe City for lively insight sharing with a conservationist about the future of your water.
Saturday Sept 7th
$75 includes guide fees, kayak rental, lunch, shuttle fees
8 Worlds of Tahoe: Water, culture, plant
8:00 am – Assemble at Boatworks Marina for The LeConte mandatory safety information
8:30am- Board The LeConte with UC Davis scientists to participate in water monitoring
10:30 am - Disembark LeConte in Boat Works Mall – Shuttle to Hatchery
10:45 am - U.C. Davis/ TERC docents share water quality science, history and habitat
12:00pm - Local sourced picnic lunch at Pomin Park
1:15pm - Kayak back to Tahoe City learning about water quality and aquatic invasive species treatment and control
3:00pm- Walk back to Assembly Point
Activities: kayaking, walking
Duration: 8:00 am – 4:00pm
Difficulty: moderate (maximum 2 hour paddle, less than 1 mile total walking on level surfaces)
Location: Tahoe City and Lake Forest
Assembly Point: Tahoe City Marina
Transit to get there: TART stop at Boatworks Mall or Safeway, Mainline bus
Public Parking at Jackpine Street parking lot
What to bring: kayaking attire, hat, sunscreen, water, snacks, camera (optional)
Participation fee: $75 (guide fees, kayak rental, lunch, shuttle fees)
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
Please fill out and bring with you to the Track:Mandatory TERC Waiver
Download this PDF for detailed directions to the Track:
Kim Boyd is the Assistant District Manager for the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, and is the program lead for the Biological Resources Department. Kim has been instrumental in developing the Invasive Species Prevention and Control Program including removal and control of aquatic and terrestrial invaders. Kim is also an avid skier, cyclist and hiker, and has lived in Lake Tahoe for over 15 years.
Brant Allen is a Research Scientist with UC Davis, and Captains the LeConte; the UC Davis boat that conducts secchi measurements for lake clarity. Brant is a long time scuba diver, avid outdoor enthusiast, and has a great love for this big blue lake.