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Making spring preparations for boating on Lake Tahoe
Apr 3, 2013, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Boating season is nearly here, so it’s time to start thinking about getting your boat prepared for the first outing. Nobody wants to spread aquatic invasive ...
2012 Annual Report
Apr 1, 2013
Action Alert: Nevada Senators introduce bill to "Save Lake Tahoe"
Mar 31, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Now, we have to make sure that it passes. Special interests who stand to benefit if Lake Tahoe loses its environmental protections will fight hard to stop this bill. Nevada legislators need to hear...
My Turn: A look into the North Tahoe community plan process
Mar 28, 2013, Sierra Sun
As a member of the committee that’s brainstorming for Placer County’s planning effort, I’ve heard quite a few rumors about what we’re doing and how it all works. Lots of...
The duel at the Lake
Mar 25, 2013, Capitol Weekly
A remarkable political duel is playing out over Lake Tahoe, the azure lake that for four decades has been jointly regulated by the two states that share its spectacular shoreline, California and...
South Tahoe devising plan for state line area
Mar 21, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Remove development on the lake to provide better views. Have hotels near bike-pedestrian paths. More access to public transportation. Boardwalks. More kayaking. Decrease the number of driveways at...
Join your Tahoe neighbors in planning your community
Mar 19, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Do you want a say in how tall and dense the buildings will be in your town or where open space will be created or built upon? ...
League brings awareness to Tahoe storm pipes
Mar 18, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
A whole lot of brown gunk is coming out of storm pipes that flow into Lake Tahoe. While that isn’t news, greater awareness is being brought to the issue. ...
Battling invasive species: Lahontan Reservoir launches wash stations
Mar 14, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
FALLON, Nev. — Aquatic invasive species are on notice — at not just at Lake Tahoe or Donner Lake. ...
Forest Service seeks help to stop copper thefts
Mar 13, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – Someone’s stealing copper from Forest Service facilities on the South Shore, and the agency’s turning to the public for help in stopping the costly crimes....
Tahoe's storm drain pipes catch League's attention
Mar 12, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Raising the level of discussion about dozens of storm drain pipes entering Lake Tahoe is one of the goals of a volunteer program recently established by the League to Save Lake Tahoe. ...
New Nevada bill would thwart divorce of Tahoe planning agency
Mar 12, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
LAKE TAHOE — Nevada legislators introduced a bill Monday to repeal an effort to pull the state out of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. ...
South Shore trying to unchain itself from economic blight
Mar 6, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
For years, people on the South Shore have gathered to give voice to what they want their community to evolve into. Tuesday night was another opportunity to do more of the same. ...
Douglas County plotting course to be recreation oriented community at Tahoe
Mar 4, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
STATELINE – Outdoor fun and buildings that match the natural beauty are the goals of Douglas County’s South Shore Area Plan. ...
Editorial: Progress is reason to stay in TRPA
Mar 3, 2013, Reno Gazette Journal
Even as the arguments over an update to the Lake Tahoe regional plan head to the courts, recent tests on the clarity of the lake offer reason to hope that decades of work reverse declines are paying...
Placer County OKs change in sand that's expected to help Lake Tahoe
Mar 1, 2013, Sacramento Bee
Placer County supervisors approved a plan Tuesday that is expected to keep many thousands of pounds of fine sediment from entering Lake Tahoe. ...
Presentation about Pipe Keepers
Feb 27, 2013, League press release
The League to Save Lake Tahoe will be giving a presentation on the evenings of March 13th and 14th about Pipe Keepers, a new volunteer monitoring program.Pipe Keepers is a volunteer based monitoring...
Lake Tahoe water clarity the best in 10 years
Feb 27, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Lake Tahoe’s clarity improved in 2012 for the second year in a row, and its waters were the clearest in 10 years, according to University of California, Davis, scientists who study the lake. ...
Giant Tahoe goldfish sparks international interest
Feb 26, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
At Lake Tahoe, goldfish are an invasive species. On the Internet, they're viral.Following a story by television station KCRA last week, hundreds of news outlets from around the world picked up the...
Proposals released for Lake Tahoe's largest restoration project
Feb 25, 2013, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The California Tahoe Conservancy has released a draft plan for a proposed restoration of Lake Tahoe's largest remaining wetland, the Upper Truckee Marsh.The...
California making provisions if Nevada leaves TRPA Compact
Feb 24, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Two California state senators introduced a bill on Friday that would bring changes to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. ...
Spanish Ski with a Ranger offered at Heavenly Mountain Resort
Feb 21, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.,--The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin and Heavenly Mountain Resort are offering Ski with a Ranger en Español.  Spanish Ski with a Ranger brings awareness of...
One plan for Tahoe-Douglas County
Feb 21, 2013, The Record-Courier
On Thursday, Douglas County commissioners will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Tahoe Transportation Center, 169 Highway 50, Stateline, to reconsider last year's decision that put big business ahead of Lake...
Monster goldfish are breeding in Lake Tahoe
Feb 20, 2013, KCRA News 3
Christine Ngai, of the University of Nevada, Reno, was among the researchers who found the first goldfish during a survey of invasive fish in the lake. ...
Environmentalists Sue Over New Lake Tahoe Plan: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good?
Feb 20, 2013, Legal Planet - the environmental law & policy blog
The Sierra Club and a local neighborhood group recently sued the bistate Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, challenging TRPA’s just-adopted Regional Plan for the Lake Tahoe Basin. That...
USFS reissues Camp Rich upgrade proposal
Feb 19, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Parking on the road leading to the Beacon restaurant is no longer part of the U.S. Forest Service’s plans when it overhauls the Camp Richardson area. ...
Upper Truckee River restoration to resume in June
Feb 15, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
A four-year project to restore a section of the Upper Truckee River is expected to start in June. ...
Reid, Feinstein urged Sierra Club not to fight RPU
Feb 14, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Federal legislators urged the Sierra Club not to delay the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's Regional Plan Update prior to the environmental group's challenge to the wide-ranging plan this week.The ...
Raven populations continue to grow at Lake Tahoe
Feb 12, 2013, Sierra Sun
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The Ravens of Baltimore may still weigh heavily on Tahoe football fans' minds, considering their Super Bowl win Feb. 3 over the 49ers. But is it in locals' imaginations...
Lake Tahoe conservation groups file federal lawsuit against Regional Plan Update
Feb 12, 2013, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's Regional Plan Update is headed to court. The Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday challenging...


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