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Sierra Wildflowers at Washoe Meadows State Park

Washoe Meadows State Park is one of Tahoe’s best-kept secrets. Established as a state park in 1987, Washoe Meadows plays an important to the water clarity and water quality of Lake Tahoe, which at that time, was severely threatened by significant development. Historically, Washoe Tribe traditionally spent their summers there and is for whom the […]

Litter League Clean Up Days

Did you know that Lake Tahoe receives approximately 15 million visitors every year? As visitation rates at our parks continue to grow, so does our responsibility for protecting them by keeping them litter-free. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Jamie Fong, is spearheading our Clean Up Days at Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Donner Memorial State Park […]

Winter Crafts

Stay crafty this winter with some of these easy at home crafts! This super simple Suncatcher is sure to bring smiles! All you need is a cooking tin (any size or shape will do) and a piece of string! Find some pieces of nature and put them in the tin. Place your string half in […]

A Big Thank You to Placer Shares!

The Sierra State Parks Foundation is so honored and thankful to have been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Placer Shares program through the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. . Placer County received funding through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The County Board of Supervisors voted to distribute a significant percentage […]