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20th annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day & Celebration
Join us for our largest and longest-running community event to help restore forests that protect Lake Tahoe. All ages are welcome at this hands-on volunteer restoration event. Equipment, refreshments, prizes, raffle and lunch provided.

Saturday, September 23
Angora Burn area (RSVP for meeting location)
8:30 am - noon, volunteer restoration event 
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, celebration for volunteers 
Advancing towards transportation solutions for Tahoe

The League recognizes the importance of finding ways to get around Tahoe without a car - more car trips means more pollution for Lake Tahoe. Tahoe's decades-old transportation problems are complex, and even though smart people in Tahoe have been working on solutions to traffic congestion issues for a long time, there has been little improvement. Meanwhile, the Lake suffers. We want to see on-the-ground projects advanced now to inform long-term solutions for the region.

This month, we presented a pilot bike share program to decision makers at the Lake Tahoe Summit to show an example of an on-the-ground solution that is successfully providing residents and visitors with an alternative to their private vehicles. We also helped steer the conversation at recent meetings between California and Nevada officials towards testing new and innovative transportation options. One outcome of these meetings is a special task force, chaired by the League, that will explore additional transportation pilot programs for Tahoe.

Stewards of Stormwater protect Lake Tahoe

Nearly 60 volunteers, including students from the University of Nevada, Reno and Girl Scout troops 1126 and 1285, joined the League and the City of South Lake Tahoe to educate the community about stormwater impacts to Lake Tahoe. Together, the volunteers installed metal markers saying "No Dumping - Keep Tahoe Blue" in English and Spanish onto 80 storm drains throughout Al Tahoe and Highland Woods neighborhoods and removed 70 pounds of litter. Find more photos on Facebook from each of the two events: August 19 and August 26
Wrapping up Eyes on the Lake training season
Our Eyes on the Lake program wrapped up its 2017 training season with a garden party at High Sierra Gardens in Incline Village (one of the League's Blue Business members). Altogether this year, we certified 95 community members to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive plants at Tahoe. If you did not make it to a training this year, you can find tips on identifying aquatic invasive plants on our website. We'll be back with more Eyes on the Lake trainings in 2018! Check out images from last week's training and party on our Facebook page.

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!
RSVP now 

Great Sierra River Cleanup
September 16 | 9 am - noon
Multiple locations around the Lake
Join the ninth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup Day. Join hundreds of volunteers this day in cleaning up the Lake Tahoe region.
RSVP now
Photo by Tahoe Daily Tribune
August 9, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Bicycles are a kind of miracle. One of the most efficient machines ever designed, they run on burritos as fuel, produce no pollution, make people healthier when they ride on them, and they help fight traffic. But had you considered how getting more people to choose to ride a bike instead of driving their car can help protect Lake Tahoe?
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August 10, Capital Public Radio
A few hundred brightly-colored lime-green bicycles have been seen around South Lake Tahoe since mid-July. That's when The League to Save Lake Tahoe - the same group behind Keep Tahoe Blue - brought in a bicycle-sharing system called LimeBike.
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Eat Chipotle to Keep Tahoe Blue

When you eat at any one of the 31 Reno or Greater Sacramento Area Chipotle locations on Labor Day (Monday, September 4), tell them you support Keep Tahoe Blue or show them this email and Chipotle will donate 50 percent of all proceeds to support the League's programs to protect Lake Tahoe. 

Night Sky Hoodie
Photo: Malyssa Harelson

In honor of star gazing under Tahoe's night sky, support local artists and Keep Tahoe Blue. This 100 percent California fleece cotton hoodie will keep you at the perfect temperature while adventuring during cool evenings and brisk mornings. Our Night Sky Hoodie is designed locally and hand printed in Meyers, California by RISE Designs. All proceeds benefit efforts to protect Lake Tahoe now and for future generations.