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Welcome, Winter
We’re all excited about the snow. But before you hop in the car and head to the mountains, consider the impact traffic has on Lake Tahoe.
Long lines of cars on Tahoe’s roads pose a serious problem for the Lake's clarity. Snow chains, traction materials and plows crush pavement into fine dust and debris. When the snow melts or it rains, that fine sediment pollution moves downhill and ends up in the Lake.

Help combat pollution by planning your Tahoe trip to include alternative transportation.

Our winter transportation page has COVID-responsible options for how you can get to and around Tahoe, enjoy the snow, and Keep Tahoe Blue while you’re at it.
Prevent Plastic Sled Pollution
Every year, flimsy plastic sleds create a lot of litter in Tahoe. Last winter, Tahoe made national news after 2,000 pounds of trash was removed from the sled hill at Spooner Summit. Let’s learn from the past, not repeat it.

If you plan on sledding this winter, invest in a sturdier sled, sleigh or toboggan. Make sure you pack out everything you packed in to the sled hill. Leave Tahoe better than you found it.
Want to do more to Keep Tahoe Blue?
Join our Tahoe Blue Crew, and adopt a sled hill to keep litter-free this winter.

Get in touch with us to learn more:
UPDATE: Aquatic Weeds in the Tahoe Keys
Aquatic invasive species - including the weeds infesting the Tahoe Keys - pose the greatest ecological threat to Lake Tahoe today.

The aquatic weeds in the Keys' lagoons are now spreading into Lake Tahoe itself, as shown in the picture above. To Keep Tahoe Blue, we must address the source of the problem now. The League's work to identify a long-term solution to the problem in the Keys continues.

On November 19 at 9:00 am, the Lahontan Water Quality Control Board will hold an informational public workshop on the proposal to test different methods to control the Keys' weeds. The public is invited to participate and provide comments. We encourage you to tune in and voice your opinion.

In an op-ed published in the Reno Gazette-Journal, League CEO Darcie Goodman Collins spoke out on the Keys' weeds problem. She pointed out:
  • Current tools are not sufficient to treat a problem as big and complex as in the Keys. We need to test innovative treatments to find a long-term solution.
  • The proposed TEST has undergone a rigorous scientific review to ensure it is safe for the Lake and the people who enjoy it.
  • Most importantly, if we continue to rely on the same treatment methods currently in use, the problem will get worse.

Let's Talk Restoration
Advancing restoration of the Basin's ecosystem is crucial to making Tahoe resilient to climate change.

We were able to sneak in two more ecosystem restoration events before the recent winter weather arrived. Here's a recap.
Bijou Park Creek
In collaboration with the City of South Lake Tahoe and the California Tahoe Conservancy, our staff and volunteers helped restore the creek and stormwater channel near Whole Foods Market in South Lake Tahoe. Healthy, functioning creeks, streams and wetlands keep pollutants from flowing into the Lake. Check out our #TahoeBlueGooder crew in action.
Johnson Meadows
Just before Halloween, a team of volunteers continued restoration work at Johnson Meadow, adding to the progress made at our last three Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day events. Our hard-working volunteers removed 176 t-posts from old barbed wire fencing, and 246 conifers encroaching on sensitive meadow habitat.
Lake Tahoe Commemorative Coin
A unique gift for Tahoe-lovers
The Lake Tahoe Commemorative Coin is a collector's silver coin that highlights Lake Tahoe's spectacular beauty, rich history and the bi-state partnership that has protected the Lake for the last 50 years. 

With every donation of $125 or more to the Lake Tahoe Commemorative Coin Environmental Education Fund, you’ll be eligible to receive a limited edition coin as a thank you gift.

Proceeds from your donation will support regional environmental education projects, including the League's Eyes on the Lake citizen science program.
Calling All Artists!
In collaboration with Blue Bottle Love, we are looking to our creative supporters for a design that will be etched on these beautiful blue glass bottles and sold in our store.

If your art is chosen, you will receive a cash payment and your design will be featured alongside our Keep Tahoe Blue logo. Submissions are accepted through November 25.

Visit for full details and instructions on how to submit your artwork.
Cozy up in our Signature Hoodie
Are you looking for a new favorite hoodie to combat the cold this season? Check out our softest and most popular pullover!

Made by Recover from 100% recycled materials, it’s eco-friendly and guaranteed to keep you warm while you Keep Tahoe Blue.

All proceeds benefit efforts to protect Lake Tahoe, now and for future generations.
The Fate of Microplastics at Lake Tahoe: Virtual Seminar

Join the Tahoe Environmental Research Center to discover how microplastics are sampled in Tahoe, how researchers determine which plastics end up in our environment, and even where they come from. Free with registration.
Lake Tahoe News
How 'Keep Tahoe Blue' became the rallying cry for an environmental movement
October 27 | SFGATE

You’ve seen it before - the iconic Keep Tahoe Blue sticker is plastered on car bumpers, chair lifts, and coolers the world over. Read how it became the rallying cry for an environmental movement.

2020 Lake Tahoe Regional Transportation Plan
October 25 | Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

The Regional Transportation Plan is the transportation vision for the Tahoe Basin. Sustainable, Lake-friendly travel options are important for the long-term protection of Lake Tahoe. Read the draft 2020 Plan and the League's formal comment letter.

CapRadio, NPR, wins Murrow Award for reporting on Lake Tahoe
October 13 | Tahoe Daily Tribune

Capital Public Radio and NPR have won a prestigious award for their digital reporting as part of the Tahoe Land podcast series. If you haven't listened to the podcast, it's a must.

Stay Safe and Healthy
Our team at the League to Save Lake Tahoe wishes you health and happiness.
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