Blackwood Creek and Eagle Rock Trail Restoration
Partner: California Tahoe Conservancy
Funds Granted: $30,100
The Lower Blackwood Creek and Eagle Rock Restoration Project restored one of Tahoe’s most impaired watersheds and created a new trail on the Lake’s beautiful west shore, just five miles south of Tahoe City. The project was final piece of a comprehensive inter-agency effort to restore the watershed. Blackwood Creek contributed over 1,900 tons of fine sediment per year to Lake Tahoe, more per area unit than any other watershed in the Tahoe Basin. Through a collaborative effort led by the California Tahoe Conservancy, the creek and its riparian areas were restored, fish and wildlife habitat improved, and an interpretive kiosk installed. A new trail was also built to the summit of Eagle Rock, providing a 20-minute walk to stunning views of Lake Tahoe. Camping, picnic tables, restrooms, and beach access are just minutes away at Kaspian Campground and Day Use Area to the north, and Sugar Pine Point State Park to the south.