Bear Brunch to educate, entertain on Tahoe’s west shore |

Bear Brunch to educate, entertain on Tahoe’s west shore

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Take your family to the second annual Bear Brunch, Sunday, June 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Sugar Pine Point State Park on Lake Tahoe’s west shore. Brunch will be served overlooking the Lake on the “Children’s House” front lawn followed by an informative and interactive presentation about our 300-pound neighbors, the California black bear.

Nichole Gange, California State Park interpretive specialist, will share her knowledge and stories about black bears for an educational morning sponsored by the Sierra State Parks Foundation (SSPF). Brunch will include fresh fruit, juices, coffee and hot main course selections including vegetarian dishes. Every guest will go home with a bear cookie!

“Bring your appetite for a delightful and fun morning and support our bear eduction efforts. Enjoy delicious human food while learning about the food habits of our local bears,” said SSPF Executive Director Heidi Doyle.

Space is limited to 40 guests and reservations are highly recommended. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12 years. Children 5 and under are free. Call the Sierra State Parks Foundation office at 530-583-9911 to reserve your space or purchase tickets at

The Sierra State Parks Foundation began in 1974, when a group of citizens formed a committee to save the Ehrman Mansion from demolition.

Since then, the organization has dedicated more than $3 million to support education, interpretation, restoration and preservation efforts at the six Sierra area State Parks it serves. Visit for more information and summer activities and events. Follow SSPF on Facebook, too.

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