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Avoid traffic hassles with winter shuttles
The holidays are bringing a bounty of fresh, fluffy snow to Lake Tahoe. The ski resorts are open, the lifts are churning and the roads are crowded with traffic. But fear not, we’ve got you covered with the best ways to get around the Tahoe Basin in the powder.

Our up-to-date winter travel web page outlines how you can be a blue road warrior. Find out how to ride free shuttles to ski resorts and learn smart ways to get to Tahoe without a car.

If you are coming up for the snow, carpool. Contrary to the saying “there are no friends on a powder day” driving up to the snow together is a great way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money on gas.

So take our advice and share a ride to get your turns on the mountain, rather than in a parking lot.
Pipe Keepers: The first defense against winter pollution
Climate change has local impacts in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin that dramatically impact this place we all love. For instance, researchers at the University of California Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab say we can expect to see more precipitation falling as rain rather than snow, and that we will see more intense and fierce storms.

These precipitation changes coupled with the fact that unchecked development has removed Tahoe’s natural pollution filters , marshes and wetlands, mean our Lake is in danger of becoming further degraded . When rainfall hits our buildings, parking lots and roads, it runs off carrying fine sediment particles and other pollutants through more than 150 pipes dumping into Lake Tahoe—impacting clarity and water quality.

The League created " Pipe Keepers " to empower citizens, school groups and community organizations how to be effective stormwater watchdogs by monitoring these pipes and and reporting any concerns so they can be corrected quickly. The goal is to stop pollution before it enters the Lake.

Since its inception, 278 volunteers have been trained in the Pipe Keepers program. They survey Tahoe’s stormwater basins and alert the League when they notice concerns like flooding or extremely polluted water. Thanks to their efforts, our Lake is better protected during the winter months.

This winter, you too can help Keep Tahoe Blue by becoming a citizen-scientist Pipe Keeper. Register for our next training on Thursday, January 17th from 2 - 4 pm.
Lake Tahoe news
TRPA approves Loop Road alignment
November 16, The Record-Courier
Lake Tahoe's lead regulatory agency unanimously approved a controversial highway realignment project on South Shore, but several significant requirements will need to be met before construction starts.
10 ways to give back in Lake Tahoe this holiday season
November 21, Tahoe Daily Tribune
'Tis the season for giving, and there is no shortage of worthy organizations around the Tahoe Basin in need of donations and volunteers.
Lake Tahoe real estate: Declining Tahoe clarity may harm property values
November 8, Tahoe Daily Tribune
The results of the 2017 clarity report for Lake Tahoe showed that it declined to an all-time low of less than 60 feet.
Gifts that give back
The holidays are here and now is the time to show your support for Keep Tahoe Blue. Visit us online or in our store and start your shopping today! All proceeds benefit our programs to Keep Tahoe Blue, now and for future generations. Get your orders in by the end of next week to ensure your gifts arrive in time for the holidays!
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Clarity photo by Dylan Silver,