NSP 6th Annual Celebration & Picnic

Come and celebrate ten years of conservation success with the Northern Sierra Partnership! Over the last decade, NSP and our partners have conserved outstanding natural areas like Independence Lake, Webber Lake, Webber Falls, and Perazzo Meadows. Today, nearly the entire Little Truckee River watershed is protected thanks to the work of our partners! Join us at Perazzo Meadows for a day of fun activities in the heart of the Little Truckee as we celebrate our campaign to conserve the magnificent large landscapes of the Sierra Nevada.

The day will begin with guided hikes, kayaking, and other activities, followed by a delicious picnic lunch and live folk music! Please purchase your tickets by June 25th. See below for directions.

Schedule of Events

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM Hikes and activities led by expert naturalists and friends of the Partnership.

Activities Schedule:

#1: Hike: To Cold Stream Meadow (2.5 hours)- Sign up is required in advance.
Please email kdodson@northernsierrapartnership.org if you are interested in participating.
Start time 9:00am
Meeting place: Mt. Lola Trailhead
Difficulty: Moderately strenuous

#2: Kayaking at Independence Lake (2 hours)- Sign up is required in advance.
Please email kdodson@northernsierrapartnership.org if you are interested in participating.
July 1st is opening day at Independence Lake! Boats are limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Self-guided hiking at the lake is another option. Please allow 30 minutes to reach the lake and another 30 minutes to get back to the picnic site. A four wheel drive and/or high clearance vehicle is strongly recommended!
Start time: 9:00am
Meeting place: Independence Lake

#3: Hike: Wildflower and Bird Walk (1.5 hours)- Identify native plant and bird species of the northern Sierra. Suitable for the whole family! Following the hike, kids can participate in a wildflower pressing activity.
Start time: 10:00am
Meeting place: Welcome table at picnic site
Difficulty: Easy

#4: Fly Casting Lesson- Introduction to fly fishing.
Start time: 10:00am
Meeting place: Welcome table at picnic site

#5: Webber Lake Sneak Preview- Webber Lake will soon be opening to the public for the first time in one hundred years! This is a chance to get a sneak preview of Truckee Donner Land Trust’s recreation plans for Webber Lake.
Start time: 9:30am, 10:00am, & 10:30am
Meeting place: Historic Webber Lake Hotel

#6: Restoring Perazzo Meadows- Join Beth Christman of the Truckee River Watershed Council for a tour of the meadow restoration that has taken place at Perazzo since the property was acquired in 2009.
Start time: 10:00am
Meeting place: Registration tent

If you don’t feel like participating in a guided activity, you can come and just relax by the river or go on a self-guided hike.

All guests must stop and check-in at the registration tent in the HWY 89 turnoff parking lot.

12:00 PM- 2:00 PM Gourmet lunch provided by Red Truck. Entertainment provided by musical guests Angele, Garrison, and Chauncey.

Event Tickets

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact kdodson@northernsierrapartnership.org.

Directions + Parking Information:

Directions From Truckee or Reno:
Follow Highway 89 north for approximately 14.5 miles to Jackson Meadows Road. Turn left off the highway and check in at our registration tent in the turnoff parking lot. To reach the picnic parking area, turn left onto Jackson Meadows Road and follow for approximately 5.5 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 0720 (look for our sign) and follow for nearly .75 of a mile. Turn left onto Henness Pass Road and continue until you see our parking attendants!

Directions From Quincy:
Follow Highway 89 south for approximately 54 miles to Jackson Meadows Road. Turn right off the highway and check in at our registration tent in the turnoff parking lot. To reach the picnic parking area, turn left onto Jackson Meadows Road and follow for approximately 5.5 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 0720 (look for our sign) and follow for nearly .75 of a mile. Turn left onto Henness Pass Road and continue until you see our parking attendants!