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League mourns passing of one of our co-founders
Emerald Bay photo by Flickr user the_tahoe_guy (CC by 2.0); photo of Bill Evers courtesy of the Evers family.
The board and staff of the League to Save Lake Tahoe was deeply saddened by the recent passing of our co-founder, Bill Evers Sr. Mr. Evers co-founded the League to Save Lake Tahoe in 1957, at a time when unchecked development pressures were beginning to take a toll on the Lake's health. His initiative laid the groundwork for six decades of protection for Tahoe.  
Add your voice to help shape Lake Tahoe's Shoreline Plan
Shoreline Plan

The collaborative effort to develop a new Shoreline Plan for Lake Tahoe has reached a major milestone with the release of the notice of preparation, beginning the Plan's environmental review process. This Shoreline Plan will set key guidance around the future construction of boat ramps, piers and buoys, while providing appropriate environmental standards to protect Tahoe's shoreline.

The League encourages you -- our members and the general public -- to chime in before the initial August 16 comment deadline. What issues have you encountered regarding shoreline use, and what solutions might you suggest be considered?

Video: What if no one cleaned up Tahoe's beaches?
Video_ July 5 beach cleanups

On July 5, more than 300 community members rallied to clean miles of Lake Tahoe's beaches after the Independence Day celebrations. But what if no one cared enough to clean the shoreline?

Do more with your Tahoe adventure: ride a bike
LimeBike bike share
Photo courtesy of RnR Vacation Rentals,
Choosing to take your next trip across town by bike instead of by car is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in Tahoe, while also helping to protect the Lake by reducing pollution. The League is excited to be collaborating with LimeBike to bring a bike share pilot to South Lake Tahoe. We hope that bike share can help people make short trips without needing a car - give it a try during this three-month pilot program and let us know what you think.

And, if you need to rent a bike all day, or you want bikes and helmets for the kids, pay a visit to one of Tahoe's many great bike shops and they'll be happy to hook you up. Check out the many ways to get around Tahoe on your bike on this online bike map. (You can also use the map to find local bike rental shops for your half and full day family adventures.)

Help keep pollution out of Lake Tahoe - be a Steward of Stormwater! Join us to mark neighborhood storm drains to prevent dumping of pollution directly into our Lake and streams as well as educate the community about the threats of urban stormwater to our Lake's health.

August 19 | 10 am - 1 pm
Regan Beach, South Lake Tahoe
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August 26| 9 am - noon
League to Save Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe
Eyes on the Lake
Aquatic invasive plants are threatening Lake Tahoe, and we need your help to prevent their assault on Tahoe's waters. We need your "Eyes on the Lake." Attend one of our free trainings and learn how you can protect while you play. 

August 16 | 4 - 6 pm
South Lake Tahoe
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August 23 | 6 - 8 pm
Incline Village

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August 22 | 10 am - noon
Valhalla, South Lake Tahoe
Join Senator Dianne Feinstein for this annual gathering of federal, state,and local leaders dedicated to the goal of restoring and sustaining Lake Tahoe.
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September 4 | 8:30 am - noon
Commons Beach, Tahoe City
The beaches can get thrashed with trash after the popular holiday weekend festivities. Help us keep our beaches clean! We provide cleanup materials, refreshments and a prize. Ride your bike to receive a special gift. Bring your reusable water bottle and friends!
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Photo by Michael Macor,
The Chronicle
July 27, San Francisco Chronicle
Intense seasonal changes in 2016 - hallmarks of climate change - killed huge swaths of forest around the lake and nourished invasive species, according to the annual Tahoe State of the Lake Report released Thursday by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.
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Get your own Tahoe license plate to help protect the Lake

Get your Tahoe license plate today
Drive more funds to improve our environment. Use the back of your vehicle to back the next important project to protect Lake Tahoe. 96 percent of the fees generated from license plate sales help fund hiking and biking trails as well as water quality and restoration projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin. When you purchase a California or Nevada Tahoe Environmental License Plate today, you'll also receive a free thank you gift.

Tahoe outdoor essentials

Wherever your adventures take you this month, bring along former Keep Tahoe Blue staffer Aaron Hussmann's guide 500 Miles of South Lake Tahoe Hikes, our Leave only Footprints Backpackers Hammock and To-Go bamboo utensil set. These are just a few essentials to bring along on day hikes, overnighters or beach trips to enhance your Tahoe experience!