The Upper Truckee River at Tahoe Pines.

The California Tahoe Conservancy restarted restoration of the former Tahoe Pines Campground in Meyers, Calif., and has closed the area during construction, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune.

Rehabilitating the riverfront site is a key step to restoring lands along Lake Tahoe’s largest tributary, the Upper Truckee River, said the Conservancy in a press release.

“Restoring the Tahoe Pines site is an important step toward improving water quality in the Upper Truckee River and Lake Tahoe.” said El Dorado County Supervisor Sue Novasel, a conservancy board member. “Looking ahead, the coming public access improvements will be a great resource for visitors and the community.”

In the coming weeks, the conservancy will remove the defunct campground’s well, concrete walls, steel piping and pavement. Crews will also remove dead trees and plant willow and alder poles to improve wildlife habitat and stabilize the river banks.

Work begun this fall will continue in spring and summer 2020, when the conservancy plans to reconstruct the parking area and build a pathway, pedestrian bridge, and stream overlook pad that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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