TLOA Supports Educational Wayfinding Signage
The newly organized Lake Tahoe Water Trail under SBC management has been extremely positive. The recent surge in paddleboard rescues and unfortunate cold water shock deaths has increased the need for educating paddlers about water safety, wayfinding, aquatic invasive species prevention, resource conservation, and public access.
To help educate paddlers, TLOA and TRPA are co-funding the design of Lake Tahoe Water Trail Educational Wayfinding Interpretive Signage (LTWT Signs) to be installed at twenty public launch landing “Trailhead” commencing in 2016. The first LTWT Signs will be installed in the North Lake Tahoe/Placer County region this summer to launch a lake-wide wayfinding system
Since 2007, TLOA has monitored the development of the Lake Tahoe Water Trail to protect private property rights through representation on the Lake Tahoe Non-Motorized Boating Framework Working Group. In collaboration with regional land managers, public agencies and private stakeholders, TLOA helped to develop management and operational strategies to improve access to public beaches, safety, and stewardship practices. As the LTWT wayfinding trailhead system is installed, lakefront owners will be able to direct paddlers to publicly managed launch landing sites with parking, restrooms, and other facilities.