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More committed than ever to protect Lake Tahoe from climate change
Climate change threatens Lake Tahoe
Photo by Dylan Silver |
Climate change has become one of the top threats to Lake Tahoe's environment and its famed clarity. We are seeing a shift to more precipitation falling as rain instead of snow, and more frequent intense storms, which is worsening the effects of stormwater pollution. Lake water temperatures have already risen. Warmer waters are more hospitable to aquatic invasive plants and excessive algae growth. Just last month, scientists with the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center found that our warming climate influenced last year's decrease in lake clarity for the second year in a row.

Yesterday's decision by the White House to pull out of the Paris Agreement makes our job to shore up Lake Tahoe's resilience to global warming all the more important. By restoring wetlands and marshes that act as pollution filters for the Lake, and by tackling invasive species through our citizen science programs, we are giving the Lake the tools it needs to combat the impacts of climate change. We will never back down from this effort. Even if we cannot rely on leadership at the national level, your commitment gives us hope. With your support, we resolve to continue to advocate, educate and collaborate to find solutions to environmental challenges at Tahoe.
We need your Eyes on the Lake to protect Lake Tahoe
Eyes on the Lake

Did you know you can help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive plants, one of the top threats to Lake Tahoe, while out swimming, hiking or paddling around the Lake? Trained Eyes on the Lake volunteers help identify infestations of Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed, two plants that threaten Lake Tahoe's clarity and ecology ( see our new online map of current infestations and reports). Join a free Eyes on the Lake training this summer to learn how you can protect Lake Tahoe while you play. 

Eyes on the Lake Trainings
June 7 | 1:15 pm - 3:45 pm
South Lake Tahoe
RSVP for specific location

South Lake Tahoe
RSVP for specific location

California Invasive Species Action Week returns

California Invasive Species Action Week
Our first aquatic invasive species "survey week" of the summer will be June 3 through 11, coinciding with California Invasive Species Action Week - a statewide effort to increase awareness of invasives. We hope you can help us keep an eye out for these harmful invaders as they start to grow. We recently emailed all trained Eyes on the Lake volunteers a link to our new online form for reporting sightings of invasives. Are you a trained volunteer but missed the link? Email Not yet trained? Join a training (see above)!  

Thanks to all our volunteers and partners who made Snapshot Day a success
Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day
June 10 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Angora Burn Area, South Lake Tahoe
Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are invited to this fun, hands-on day of environmental restoration. By pitching in, you are helping to improve the health of the forests that surround Lake Tahoe. Healthy forests act as natural pollution filters to Keep Tahoe Blue.

Smog of the Sea
June 16 | Doors at 7:30 pm, program begins at 8:30
Basecamp Hotel Tahoe South, South Lake Tahoe
Join us for the Tahoe premiere of The Smog of the Sea, a new documentary featuring a seafaring expedition of citizen science and discovery that delves into one of the modern threats to the world's oceans: plastics. Special presentation by the film's featured marine biologist, Marcus Eriksen. 

June 17 | 9:30 am - noon, lunch celebration after noon
Various bike paths in South Lake Tahoe
Join us as we celebrate the end of the Tahoe Bike Challenge with a community bike path cleanup event! Hop on your bike and meet us for a fun-filled morning. After the cleanup, join us for an outdoor lunch celebration at our South Lake Tahoe offices.   

June 23 | 5 - 8 pm
League to Save Lake Tahoe Education Center & Store
We kindly invite you to join us for our fifth annual Summer Kickoff to celebrate the start of summer and our 60th anniversary. Learn more about the League and what you can do to help Keep Tahoe Blue. Bring your friends and family while we get together to recognize our dedicated volunteers, Blue Businesses and enjoy free live music, small bites and drinks.    

May 23, Sierra Sun
With 72 miles of shoreline and flows from more than 150 stormwater pipes, keeping an eye on what ends up in Lake Tahoe is easier said than done. For the last five years the League to Save Lake Tahoe, known for its slogan "Keep Tahoe Blue," has been relying on citizen science to monitor drainage sites and collect water samples around the lake.  
Photo by
May 10, Sacramento Bee  
Visitors to Lake Tahoe this winter found themselves caught in a series of major traffic jams in and out of the basin during a historic snow year. That may be nothing, though, compared to what drivers could face this summer. 

Step up your summer swag game
Super plush towels

Trade in your beanies for bikinis, summer is here! Wrap yourself in one of these Keep Tahoe Blue, super plush, extra thick, oversized beach towels. Show your love for the Lake with a donation of $250 and receive this summer's most sought-after swag. Feeling the summer love? Stock up on a full set to share with friends and family!
Ring your bike bell for the Tahoe Bike Challenge
Keep Tahoe Blue Bicycle Bell

Enjoy some friendly competition and join the Tahoe Bike Challenge! Whether you're a Lake Tahoe local or visitor, keep it safe out there while you commute sustainably with our Keep Tahoe Blue bike bell