Kayaking for Citizen Science

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Join Scott Fitzgerrell, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) director Geoff Schladow, and other TERC scientists as they kayak Lake Tahoe in support of the Citizen Science Tahoe project. Using the app they will collect valuable water quality, algal growth, and microplastics data. They will also be discussing the current research at Lake Tahoe.

All participants are responsible for bringing their own watercraft, personal protective equipment (flotation device while on the water and a mask while on land), food, beverages, and planning their own transportation to/from the departure and arrival sites.

Cleaned, drained & dried watercraft only. Visit Tahoe's Self-Inspections for training for canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and other hand-launched watercraft.

Please download the Citizen Science Tahoe App from www.CitizenScienceTahoe.org prior to joining if you would like to contribute some valuable data over the course of your paddle.

To join please contact Toni Myshyakova at amyshyakova@ucdavis.edu or Christine Parks at ceparks@ucdavis.edu.


Each day, we will meet at 7:30 AM and depart by 8:00 AM at the following locations.

Day 1 - Monday, June 21

Route: Sand Harbor State Park WP 138 to Carnelian Bay WP 104

Distance: 7 miles

Day 2 - Tuesday, June 22

Route: Carnelian Bay WP 104 to William Kent Beach Access WP 80

Distance: 6.5 miles

Day 3 - Wednesday, June 23

Route: William Kent Beach WP 80 to Chambers Beach WP 64

Distance: 6.5 miles

Day 4 - Thursday, June 24

Route: Chambers Beach WP 64 to Bliss State Park WP 57

Distance: 6 miles

Day 5 - Friday, June 25

Route: Bliss State Park WP 57 to Pope Beach WP 37 *possible detour into Emerald Bay

Distance: 6 miles

Day 6 - Saturday, June 26

Route: Pope Beach WP 37 to Cave Rock WP 1 *pending decision on Glenbrook access

Distance: 8 miles

Day 7 - Sunday, June 27

Route: Cave Rock WP 1 to Sand Harbor WP 138

Distance: 10 miles


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