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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.

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...
Vail grant supports League's education program
Nov 20, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
The Heavenly and Kirkwood Giving Council of Vail Resorts Epic Grants has awarded the League to Save Lake Tahoe $3,000 to support the League’s new Curriculum Integration and Stewardship Program....
Tahoe residents: Northstar project is 'urban sprawl in the forest'
Nov 19, 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
A proposal heralded a year ago as a milestone offering a major plus for the environment while allowing for limited residential development near a popular Sierra ski resort is the focus of increasing...
League founding officer brings early history of organization to light
Nov 8, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
It was nearly 60 years ago when Bill Evers was having dinner with his friend Jim McClatchy and they began discussing the worrying development trends at Lake Tahoe. Both had grown up spending their...
League welcomes new president
Oct 29, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
The board of the League to Save Lake Tahoe has elected Ash Daggs as its new president, effective October 2014. Ash replaces Robert Damaschino, who has served on the board since 2007 and became...
League saddened by passing of Oscar de la Renta
Oct 21, 2014, League statement
The League's staff, board and benefit committee are deeply saddened by the passing of Oscar de la Renta. We extend our condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.  ...
Watershed summit engages high school students
Oct 8, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Dozens of high school students learned how to identify and map aquatic weeds and take water quality samples at the 3rd annual Tahoe Basin Watershed Education Summit in early October.  ...
Eyes on the Lake completes last training of the summer
Oct 3, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
The second season is drawing to a close for the League's volunteer aquatic weed monitoring program Eyes on the Lake. Hundreds of surveys were completed this year, resulting in the discovery of three...
Volunteers shore up trails for Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day
Oct 3, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Despite a chilly fall drizzle, over 80 hardy volunteers flocked to Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers on September 27 for our 17th annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day. Enthusiastic crews constructed 300...
2014 Fall Newsletter
Oct 3, 2014
League granted $2,000 to enhance volunteer programs
Sep 29, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
The National Environmental Education Foundation and Toyota have granted the League to Save Lake Tahoe $2,000 to enhance several volunteer programs in 2015, including our annual Tahoe Forest...
$18,000 grant will boost Eyes on the Lake
Sep 25, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
The Community Foundation of Western Nevada’s Truckee River Fund has granted the League to Save Lake Tahoe $18,000 to expand its Eyes on the Lake aquatic weed monitoring program to the Truckee...
Volunteers complete Tahoe Keys storm drain marking
Sep 19, 2014, League press release
Volunteers have completed marking all the storm drains in the Tahoe Keys neighborhood and marina with metal “No Dumping — Keep Tahoe Blue” signs. Over 40 volunteers with the League...
Volunteers mark 180 drains in Tahoe Keys with 'No Dumping' signs
Sep 12, 2014, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Volunteers marked the last two storm drains in the Tahoe Keys community and marina with metal “No Dumping” signs Friday, making it the first neighborhood at the lake to do so. ...
Volunteers remove 3,300 cigarette butts from Tahoe beach
Sep 4, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Several dozen volunteers for the League to Save Lake Tahoe removed 76 pounds (240 gallons) of trash from Lakeside Beach in South Lake Tahoe on Monday, a day after crowds gathered at the lake to enjoy...
Pulling for Lake Tahoe: Volunteer weeders improve six acres near Blackwood Creek
Aug 28, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
The League hosted an invasive weed pull at Blackwood Creek on Tahoe’s West Shore in August. The event was conducted in partnership with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District and US Forest...
Boat inspection funding comes through
Aug 22, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
The Bureau of Land Management is providing another $750,000 through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help fund Lake Tahoe’s robust boat...
New Tahoe bike trails map now available
Aug 22, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, a nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization headquartered in Lake Tahoe, has produced an update to the Lake Tahoe Bikeways Map that is now available throughout the...
League, Incline groups mark storm drains
Aug 16, 2014, Tahoe Daily Tribune
A Stewards of Stormwater event in Incline Village on Saturday saw more than 50 children as well as other volunteers place 41 metal markers on storm drains that dump directly into Lake Tahoe. ...
Eyes on the Lake on Tahoe Tonight TV
Aug 16, 2014, Tahoe Tonight
Tahoe Tonight's Mike Peron interviews League Deputy Director Jesse Patterson, about our volunteer program to track invasive species Eyes on the Lake.Watch the video. 
League volunteers remove milfoil infestation in Upper Truckee River
Aug 12, 2014, League press release
Fourteen League to Save Lake Tahoe volunteers removed an infestation of invasive Eurasian watermilfoil from the Upper Truckee River near the Tahoe Keys Marina on August 5. About 100 gallons of the...
The Trashing of Tahoe
Aug 3, 2014, Moonshine Ink
On July 5, after an estimated 200,000 people flocked to Tahoe for the holiday weekend, League to Save Lake Tahoe volunteers picked up 2,260 pounds of trash from six of the Basin’s most popular...
2014 State of the Lake report highlights deteriorating nearshore conditions
Aug 1, 2014, UC Davis
UC Davis researchers released their annual State of the Lake report in August, highlighting results from multiple monitoring programs. 
Kids find aquatic plants on field trip
Jul 27, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
On July 24, the League took 45 students ages 5-12 from the Family Resources Center’s Parabajitos program on a field trip to the Upper Truckee Marsh in South Lake Tahoe, where they hunted for...
City creates funding mechanism for stormwater project
Jul 22, 2014, Tahoe Daily Tribune
South Lake Tahoe has created a community facilities district for properties to help pay for operation and maintenance of the $15 million Bijou Erosion Control project and meet their own stormwater...
Bag ban delayed for South Lake Tahoe retail shops
Jul 22, 2014, Tahoe Daily Tribune
South Lake Tahoe City Council is delaying implementation of a ban on single-use plastic carryout bags that was slated to take effect for retail businesses in the city in October. Several people spoke...
Program puts Eyes on the Lake to spot invasive plants
Jul 22, 2014, Tahoe Daily Tribune
A couple dozen Tahoe Keys homeowners gathered last weekend to learn the ins and outs of identifying Lake Tahoe’s native and aquatic plant species. ...

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