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North Shore Partnerships to Protect Tahoe
Jul 1, 2015, Keep Tahoe Blue News
One of the League’s primary approaches to protecting Lake Tahoe is to educate and engage the public in creative ways, which is why we’re so excited about a new partnership to host a four...
Volunteers sought to clean trashed Tahoe beaches after Fourth of July
Jun 27, 2015, Sierra Sun
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — As thousands of visitors look to ring in the Fourth of July at Lake Tahoe, hundreds of volunteers will hit area beaches on Sunday, July 5, from 8:30 a.m. to noon to remove...
League kicks off summer with new education center
Jun 23, 2015, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Fun, sun and education kicked off the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s summer as 150 people celebrated at the grand re-opening of its education center on Friday.The Summer Kickoff celebration...
Conservancy funds summer invasive plant projects
Jun 22, 2015, Tahoe Daily Tribune
The California Tahoe Conservation (CTC) Board of Directors approved $200,000 in funding for aquatic invasive plant species removal projects at its meeting Thursday.Planned projects will be conducted...
Braddock Foundation Gives $10,000 to League
Jun 2, 2015, League press release
The Robert and Lois C. Braddock Charitable Foundation has granted the League to Save Lake Tahoe $10,000 to support its land-use planning program, which ensures strong environmental standards...
League to Launch Revamped Education Center in South Tahoe
Jun 1, 2015, Keep Tahoe Blue News
On June 19, the League invites the public to our Summer Kickoff party, featuring the grand re-opening of our Fritzi & David Huntington Environmental Education Center in South Lake Tahoe. Featuring...
Volunteer Profile: Casey Metkovich
May 29, 2015, Keep Tahoe Blue News
In this month’s volunteer profile, we salute a SoCal native who has become a familiar face at League events while launching a successful business renting and selling electric bikes here in Tahoe...
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...
Tackling Invasives with Tahoe's Marinas
May 20, 2015, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Lake Tahoe’s marinas are at the frontlines of the fight against aquatic invasive species. Much like Tahoe’s boat inspection program, marina staff play a critical role as the last set of...
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...
Agencies see benefit, need of LTCC class
May 2, 2015, Tahoe Daily Tribune
A Lake Tahoe Community College course and upcoming degree program may helpfill a gap at a local level for environmental training, something its instructor said was the goal.Jesse Patterson, deputy...
LTCC Class localizes water issues
May 2, 2015, Tahoe Daily Tribune
A water quality monitoring course being taught at Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) may have a ripple effect, according to its instructor.Jesse Patterson, deputy director of the League to Save Lake...
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 (http://bit.ly/1Hu7J0V ) 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...
Tahoe in the Classroom
Apr 1, 2015, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Power of the PenIn March, Shannon Eckmeyer and Aaron Hussmann, the League’s community education associate, taught students in a pair of South Lake Tahoe AP English classes how to use their...
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 --...


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