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U.S. Forest Service accepting reservations for 2018 snowshoe program

The U.S. Forest Service Winter Trek program offers fifth-graders an outdoor winter ecology learning experience at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Reservations begin Monday, December 18, 2018. (Photo Credit: U.S. Forest Service)

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit says it will begin accepting reservations for the 2018 Winter Trek conservation education program on Monday, Dec. 18.

Led by Forest Service rangers and community volunteers, the Winter Trek program offers fifth-graders an outdoor winter ecology learning experience that takes place at 9,100 feet via the Gondola at Heavenly Mountain Resort. The program includes a physical education snowshoeing adventure, while learning about fire and forest ecology of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Fifth-grade teachers may reserve a spot by calling the Forest Supervisor’s office at 530-543-2789, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Winter Trek begins Tuesday, Jan. 9, and continues through March 29, 2018, weather permitting. Field trips are generally three hours long and are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Winter Trek is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Forest Service, Heavenly Mountain Resort, the Tahoe Heritage Foundation, and the City of South Lake Tahoe’s Explore Tahoe Visitor Center.

For more information, contact Reanna Suela by email at rsuela@fs.fed.us or click here.

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