The quiet, natural beauty of Scotts Flat Reservoir will be showcased on Sunday, Apr. 26, as the Nevada Irrigation District hosts its 8th Annual “No Motor Day.”
NID Recreation Manager Peggy Davidson said the district has organized the event in response to community requests and as part of an overall effort to operate in a green, environmentally friendly manner. Non-motorized watercraft, including sailboats, canoes, kayaks and paddle-boards, will be allowed entry to the Scotts Flat Recreation Area without charge for the day. Use of motorized boats will be suspended for the entire day. The parking fee will still apply.
A number of special activities will be offered without charge. Free kayak and paddle-board demos will be offered from 10-4 by Mountain Recreation of Grass Valley. The Gold Country Yacht Club will host an open house and offer free sailboat rides, also from 10-4.
Hungry recreationists may purchase a barbecue lunch prepared as a fundraiser by local Boy Scout Troop No. 4. The luncheon is planned from 11:30 a.m to 4 p.m. in the marina area.
Scotts Flat is one of 10 reservoirs owned and operated by NID. The district offers wide-ranging public recreational opportunities at both Scotts Flat and Rollins reservoirs in the Sierra foothills. Camping and back-country recreational opportunities are available at some of the district’s mountain reservoirs.
More information is available at www.nidwater.com.