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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...
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 had a hands-on...
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. ...
Editorial: Inspection program demonstrates value again
Jul 15, 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
If any doubt remained about the need for the inspection program designed to keep invasive species out of Lake Tahoe, last week’s discovery of a quagga mussel clinging to the anchor of a boat...
Non-native fish found at Lake Tahoe
Jul 10, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Lucas McNamara, 7, was hiking around Griff Creek near Kings Beach Fire Station last week with his family when he saw a black, spiny fish, about 1-foot-long, lying dead in the creek. He ran up the...
Prehistoric-looking aquarium fish found at Tahoe
Jul 10, 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
A family enjoying Lake Tahoe last week found a foot-long aquarium fish dead at Griff Creek. ...
Inspectors stop quagga mussels from entering Lake Tahoe
Jul 10, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
The Tahoe Resource Conservation District watercraft inspectors intercepted a boat July 9 with quagga mussels and an unidentified snail species hiding in the anchor locker. ...
Native species attack on trees not fatal
Jul 10, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. — On Pioneer Trail near the intersection with U.S. Highway 50 in Meyers, some Jeffrey pine trees appear to be dying. In fact, the yellowing of the needles is due to the...
Tahoe trashed: Beach crowds take memories, leave garbage
Jul 9, 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
The recent holiday weekend saw tens of thousands of people cram the shores of Lake Tahoe, presumably, to enjoy clean water and mountain scenery. ...
2,300 lbs. of trash litter Tahoe beaches after fireworks
Jul 8, 2014, KCRA Channel 3 Sacramento
Bottle caps, cigarette butts, diapers -- you name it and volunteers picked it up this weekend after the Lake Tahoe fireworks show.... To that point, Patterson offered a message to anyone who plans to...
Volunteers remove 2,260 pounds of trash from Tahoe beaches
Jul 7, 2014, League press release
Update: This press release has been updated with a new number of volunteers: 154.Over 150 volunteers for the League to Save Lake Tahoe removed 2,260 pounds of trash from six of Tahoe’s most...


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