Volunteers kick off Mt. Houghton Summit trail building project July 19
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is building a new trail to Mt. Houghton Summit from the Tahoe Rim Trail in an effort to protect the plants and habitat. The TRTA, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing, expanding, and promoting the Tahoe Rim Trail system.
The TRTA is kicking off the Mt. Houghton trail building project with a volunteer workday on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Lunch will be provided to all pre-registered volunteers thanks to project sponsors The Clif Bar Family Foundation and National Environmental Education Foundation.
This trail construction project is unique because it protects Tahoe Draba, a species that grows above 8,000 ft. along the peaks of Lake Tahoe. The TRTA will be creating a single trail to Mt. Houghton that will keep users from damaging critical Tahoe Draba habitat. The TRTA wants to do its part by building trails that concentrate impact to a designated area and contribute to the proliferation of a species that is found nowhere else on earth.
If you want to be a part of conservation efforts and learn new skills, meet other trail enthusiasts, and give back to your community, join the TRTA for this event. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate; spread the word among coworkers, family, and friends with you. No experience is necessary.
For more information about this event and other TRTA volunteer workdays, visit tahoerimtrail.org.