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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 intersepted 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...
Section of Lake Tahoe bikeway officially dedicated
Jul 4, 2014, KTVN Channel 2 News
Planners at Lake Tahoe are celebrating the completion of the latest phase of the Lake Tahoe Bikeway. The 1.2 mile shared-use bike path is on the Nevada side of the lake and averages 350 people a day...
Incline Village again puts off bear trash rules
Jul 4, 2014, The Associated Press
RENO — The new general manager at Incline Village is defending putting off until fall any vote on a proposal to mandate wildlife-resistant trash containers to help stem bear problems on Lake...
Summer programs begin July 11 at Taylor Creek Visitor Center
Jul 4, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – The Lake of the Sky Amphitheater evening programs at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center begin July 11, 2014, and continue every Friday evening through August. The series...
Can Guatemala revive Lake Atitlan before it's choked by trash?
Jul 4, 2014, Christian Science Monitor
Ringed by verdant volcanoes and enchanting little villages, Lake Atitlán has been called the most beautiful lake in the world and is one of Guatemala's top tourist attractions. But the lake is...
13 contaminated boats intercepted so far in 2014 from entering Lake Tahoe
Jul 4, 2014, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Officials are urging boaters to ensure their vessels are clean and dry before arriving at Lake Tahoe's roadside inspection stations for the Fourth of July Weekend.Since May, Tahoe Resource...
Kicking off the summer
Jul 2, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Over 100 people enjoyed the League to Save Lake Tahoe's Summer Kickoff Appreciation Event on June 27 at the League office in South Lake Tahoe. The League recognized volunteers, sticker businesses and...
South Tahoe plastic bag ban expansion may get nixed
Jun 19, 2014, Tahoe Daily Tribune
An expansion of South Lake Tahoe’s plastic bag ban to include retail businesses might not happen as planned, with a majority of City Council members preferring to put it on hold for at least one...
South Tahoe moving forward with Tahoe Valley plan
Jun 14, 2014, Tahoe Daily Tribune
South Lake Tahoe officials are asking people to weigh in on the environmental review and final draft phases of a Tahoe Valley Area Plan being created to guide future revitalization efforts in a 337...
9th Annual Tahoe Bike Challenge kicks off with cleanup
Jun 13, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, CA – Forty volunteers picked up 145 pounds of trash and pulled 68 pounds of invasive weeds along sections of South Shore bike paths on Saturday, June 7, to kick start the Tahoe...
Tahoe residents biking for the environment, for health, for bragging rights
Jun 13, 2014, Tahoe Daily Tribune
There’s some friendly competition going on as individuals, families, businesses, governments and nonprofits in the Tahoe Basin see who can rack up the most trips and miles on their bikes and the...
Tax district envisioned for Bijou stormwater treatment system
Jun 4, 2014, Tahoe Daily Tribune
South Lake Tahoe is trying to create a taxation district to help pay for maintenance of a $15 million system being built to collect and treat stormwater in the 42-acre Bijou commercial core area. ...
Consultant: Commercial service not likely to return to Lake Tahoe Airport
Jun 3, 2014, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Attracting airline carriers back to Lake Tahoe Airport to restore the commercial passenger service that ended in 2000 would likely require large public or private subsidies that could total as much as...
Memorial Day cleanup removes 59 pounds of trash from El Dorado Beach
May 29, 2014, Keep Tahoe Blue News
The League to Save Lake Tahoe partnered with 12 students and two faculty from Douglas High School’s Environmental Club on Monday to remove 59 pounds of trash from El Dorado Beach in South Lake...
One year later: Thank you for keeping Carl in your thoughts
May 23, 2014, Tahoe Daily Tribune
May 2014 marks the one year anniversary of the passing of our son, Carl Young. ...

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