Tahoe -Truckee Earth Week Activities from Take Care Tahoe

Earth Day this year is a little different than in the past! Since we are unable to congregate like before, Take Care Tahoe has come up with some awesome and fun ways to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day from the safety of your own home and neighborhood! Head to Take Care Tahoe’s website […]


North Lake Tahoe Resort Association has issued a press release announcing the launch of the Stronger Together Campaign in conjunction with Placer County. The campaign aims to unite the community through positive actions during this trying time. The campaign is accompanied with a video series sharing words of encouragement from various community leaders. See the […]

Origins of Earth Day

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day! In 1970, fed up with air pollution, toxic waterways, and high amounts of oil consumption, Wisconsin senator, Gaylord Nelson, channelled the American people’s growing concern for the environment and organized the first Earth Day rally. On April 22nd, 20 million Americans took to the […]

Quarantine Reads

After we finish the chores we’ve been putting off for the last few months, we are spending our quarantine snuggled up with a good book! There is so much history in our little Tahoe region that thousands have been written on the topic. Here are a few of our favorites. Click the titles for purchasing […]

Wildlife of Tahoe

With what could potentially be our last snow storm of the season behind us, it’s time to start getting ready for spring and summer in the parks! While normal park activities, like camping, big barbecues, and playdates, are off the table for the next couple of months due to the state’s Shelter in Place Order, […]

A Note from our Executive Director

Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of our staff, partners and community members. We are closely monitoring the situation and are taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our county health departments, the Governor’s Office, and State Parks leadership. In keeping with those recommendations, our physical office will […]

Success! – Vikingsholm Stained Glass Panel is Repaired!

After years of tedious work, the beautiful Vikingsholm leaded stained-glass panel has been restored! A big thanks for the hard work Dale Barden and her team at English Tudor Cottage Glass Works. This finished masterpiece will be installed and on display for a grand reveal this summer when Vikingsholm Castle in Emerald Bay State Park […]

National Recreation and Parks Association – How to Keep a Safe Social Distance in Parks and On Trails

The National Recreation and Parks Association has posted a great article detailing great ways to stay safe on parks and trails! Click here for the complete article about what is happening in the parks during this COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations for trail users on observing social distancing minimums “There are a number of specific recommendations for […]