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A collection of environmental news about Tahoe, including newspaper articles, announcements and newsletters from Tahoe agencies, League press releases, and science reports. Join our RSS feed to stay informed.

Forum outlines invasive species problems, solutions
May 27, 2015, Tahoe Daily Tribune
An informational campaign launched for the fifth time Thursday to combat the aquatic invasive species infesting the Tahoe-Truckee watershed.Experts gathered at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course to touch on...
Picture this
May 19, 2015, Tahoe Daily Tribune
More than 100 people scoured the South Shore’s streambeds to assess water quality during the 15th annual Snapshot Day on Saturday.The event was part of a multi-front effort to gather water...
Bijou class takes environmental approach
May 12, 2015, Tahoe Daily Tribune
A group of Bijou Elementary second-graders have taken environmental improvements around their school into their own hands with a series of projects.On Tuesday, students from Marisa Lopez-Green’s...
Citizen Science: 15th Annual Snapshot Day Tracks Health of Tahoe Watershed
May 7, 2015, League press release
More than a hundred trained volunteers will continue a 15 year tradition with a one-day hands-on effort to capture a snapshot of the health of Lake Tahoe’s watershed on May 16 at Lake Tahoe...
Announcing our first ever volunteer Pipe Keepers logo design competition
May 1, 2015, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Our Pipe Keepers logo needs a new look. Who better to help us design that look than the very people who are getting out there and helping us to Keep Tahoe Blue -- you -- our Pipe Keepers and...
Protecting the lake, benefiting the community
Apr 30, 2015, Lake Tahoe News
As the city of South Lake Tahoe turns 50 this year, I have been contemplating the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s relationship with the city. As many people are aware, we have not always had the...
Extraordinary Earth Month Engagement
Apr 30, 2015, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Keep Tahoe Blue volunteers were out in full force during Earth Month: picking up hundreds of pounds of trash and engaging hundreds of people at Earth Day events. Keep Tahoe Blue Volunteers Haul...
South Lake Tahoe Earth Day
Apr 27, 2015, Lake Tahoe News Line
Watch the report by Lake Tahoe News Line on South Lake Tahoe Earth Day, featuring an interview with Marilee Movius, the League's community engagement manager. Watch the report now. 
Litter Visible in Tahoe Because of Low Water Levels
Apr 24, 2015, KGO 810 am News
(KGO) - The water level at Lake Tahoe is far below normal because of the drought, and the new view of the muddy shoreline is revealing lots of trash that was previously covered by the water.Marilee...
Low water levels reveal Lake Tahoe's hidden trash
Apr 24, 2015, San Francisco Chronicle
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Broken bottles, rusted cans and jagged pieces of metal now cover Lake Tahoe's drought-plagued shores.KOLO-TV of Reno reports ( ) that Lake Tahoe's water...
Low Water Reveals Decades Old Tahoe Trash
Apr 23, 2015, KOLO-TV Channel 8 Reno
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.--Lake Tahoe has been below its natural rim for 6 months now. For all intents and purposes this is a bad thing, but it's allowing for something positive to happen -- trash...
With Lake Tahoe environment in mind, Take Care campaign launches
Apr 23, 2015, Tahoe Daily Tribune
LAKE TAHOE — Litter. Dog poop. Unsafe fires. Bear safety. These are just some of the issues impacting the Lake Tahoe region.With that in mind, the Lake Tahoe Outreach Committee recently unveiled...
Trash Talk
Apr 21, 2015, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Volunteers scurried along El Dorado Beach on Sunday, scavenging for trash and litter in the sand and in the rocks as part of an Earth Day cleanup activity sponsored by the League to Save Lake Tahoe...
Drought helps boost Lake Tahoe's clarity
Apr 8, 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Ongoing drought combined with successful restoration efforts last year to make for the biggest improvement in Lake Tahoe's clarity in more than a decade, experts said Tuesday.Tahoe's average annual...
Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions
Apr 1, 2015, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
PRESS RELEASEContact: Governor's Press OfficeWednesday, April 1, 2015 (916) 445-4571 SACRAMENTO – Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight,...
A long view on what the drought means for Tahoe
Mar 24, 2015, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Having grown up in Tahoe, during a drought year in my teens, I recall wading in front of Lakeland Village for what seemed like a mile to reach a point where we could dunk fully underwater. However,...
Study emphasizes importance of fighting invasive species at Lake Tahoe
Mar 20, 2015, South Tahoe Now
A newly released scientific study highlights the importance of collaborative work to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species at Lake Tahoe, and confirms what many public and private...
Citizen scientists making a difference in Tahoe
Mar 19, 2015, Lake Tahoe News
More data and faster results. That’s what happens when volunteers are used as citizen scientists. The League to Save Lake Tahoe in the last few years has been embracing this approach involving...
Lake Tahoe: Drought, climate change threatening winter, way of life at iconic landmark
Mar 17, 2015, San Jose Mercury News
TAHOE CITY -- There's something disconcerting about life at Lake Tahoe these days.It's still winter, but visitors are renting bikes instead of snowshoes and kayaks instead of skis. Come summer --...
New LTCC Class Will Provide Job Skills to Help Protect Lake Tahoe
Mar 13, 2015, League press release
The League to Save Lake Tahoe and Lake Tahoe Community College are offering a course, “Water Quality Monitoring of Streams and Lakes (GEG 107),” to provide students skills applicable for...
Students,researchers creating Tahoe smartphone app
Mar 10, 2015, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Lake Tahoe residents and visitors may soon be helping researchers gather regional information about the lake — and all with the click of a few buttons.The Tahoe Environmental Research Center is...
Study suggests quagga mussels could thrive at Tahoe
Mar 5, 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Quagga mussels could survive and reproduce in Lake Tahoe’s waters, particularly in places where a different aquatic invader is already present and where algae is flourishing in shallow waters, a...
2014 Annual Report
Mar 1, 2015
Lake Tahoe Research Provides New Insights on Global Change
Feb 24, 2015, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
A Scripps Institution of Oceanography-led study on how natural and man-made sources of nitrogen are recycled through the Lake Tahoe ecosystem provides new information on how global change may affect...
City may start charging for commercial stormwater inspections
Feb 4, 2015, South Tahoe Now
The City of South Lake Tahoe looked into charging fees for mandated stormwater inspections of commercial businesses during Tuesday's Council meeting.Since the City operates under a stormwater permit...
Scientists: Tiny Tahoe creatures dying at alarming rate
Jan 15, 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
A first-of-its-kind circuit by scuba divers around Lake Tahoe is complete. Now, experts are seeking to understand worrying changes on the bottom of the landmark alpine lake.Members of the scuba team...
Heller Foundation gives $235,000 to League
Dec 9, 2014, League press release
The Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation has granted the League to Save Lake Tahoe $35,000 to support its land-use planning program, which ensures strong environmental regulation surrounding...
2014 Tahoe TMDL performance and findings reports
Dec 4, 2014, TDML managing agencies
Public agency staff report on the progress and findings of the Tahoe TMDL, a long-term plan to reduce pollutants flowing into the lake and restore clarity. Road sand is highlighted as a prime...
Pipe Keepers Palooza rings in 2014-15 storm season
Nov 30, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
The League hosted its first annual Pipe Keepers Palooza on November 18 to honor our returning pipe keeper volunteers and excite potential new keepers. We had a full house and were grateful to honor...
Report identifies road sand as a prime pollutant
Nov 24, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Road sand and dust are the primary sources of fine sediment in stormwater runoff flowing into Lake Tahoe, according to a recent report by agencies charged with implementing a program called the TMDL...

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