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Martis Valley West
Tahoe conservationists challenge Martis Valley West proposal in court
Sierra Watch, Mountain Area Preservation and the League to Save Lake Tahoe took legal action in November against the proposed Martis Valley West Project, a massive and controversial development proposal that threatens Lake Tahoe.

"The Martis Valley West proposal poses a direct threat to Lake Tahoe and its famous clarity. For years, our groups have attempted to collaborate with the developers and Placer County to find a solution that protects the Lake," said Darcie Goodman Collins, PhD, executive director of the League to Save Lake Tahoe. "Asking the courts to enforce the law is a last resort, but the developers have done nothing to address their project's threats to Tahoe."

Placer supervisors approve controversial Squaw Valley project
Village at Squaw Valley
The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the Village at Squaw Valley amidst considerable controversy.

The League to Save Lake Tahoe remains concerned that pollution from the project's estimated increases in traffic to Tahoe threatens the Lake's clarity.
Tahoe development project updates
  • Tree removal for the Fanny Bridge project will take place through the 2016/17 winter, with construction on the new Truckee River bridge to begin in the spring of 2017. Read more about the project.
  • Placer County's Planning Commission approved the Tahoe Basin Area Plan, which will guide community planning in the Tahoe portion of the county for the next 20 years. At the same meeting, they also approved the Tahoe City Lodge Project. Read more about the approval. Read the League's comment letter.
Winter Wonderland | A holiday open house
Winter Wonderland
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December 15 | League offices in South Lake Tahoe

Cozy up by the fire with us and enjoy an evening of light appetizers, drinks and music while you explore our education center and shop our store at discounted prices on Keep Tahoe Blue gifts for the holidays. Join our DIY candle-making activity: bring an old mug or jar (glass or ceramic) to participate.Free to attend.

Please carpool as parking is limited. Guests arriving on foot, by bike, by bus or in a carpool with three or more will be entered in a special raffle. 
RSVP by Tuesday, December 13.  
Citizen Science at Lake Tahoe with Pipe Keepers
Pipe Keepers

Rachel's Network ran a story on Pipe Keepers, our citizen science program to address the threat of stormwater runoff pollution at Tahoe.

Pipe Keepers
December 7 | 2 - 4 pm
Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association Pavilion, South Lake Tahoe
Pipe Keepers is a citizen science program to address the threat of stormwater pollution entering Lake Tahoe. Runoff from rain storms and snowmelt is the largest source of pollution that degrades Lake clarity. League staff will train you to survey local neighborhoods and collect stormwater samples during rain and snowmelt events.
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Gump's, San Francisco
A portion of the evening's sales from this special event will benefit the League to Save Lake Tahoe's programs to Keep Tahoe Blue.
RSVP by December 2
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November 10, Sierra Sun
The League to Save Lake Tahoe, Sierra Watch and Mountain Area Preservation announced Nov. 10 in a joint statement they are collectively filing a lawsuit against Placer County on the grounds that the Board of Supervisors' approval of the Martis Valley West Specific Plan in October jeopardizes efforts to "Keep Tahoe Blue," since the proposed 760-unit housing development is located just outside of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
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Give the gift of membership
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What do you buy the Lake lover who has everything?

A membership to the League to Save Lake Tahoe makes for a meaningful gift to those who care about the preservation and protection of Lake Tahoe. This holiday season, Keep Tahoe Blue in honor of a friend or loved one. They'll be grateful you did.

Give the gift that counts this holiday season
Shop Keep Tahoe Blue
Photos: Shaunte Dittmar Photography,  Brian Walker Photography and Kim Byrnes Photography

Give the gift that counts this holiday season by giving gifts that give back to Lake Tahoe. Make a purchase of $75 or more through December 20 and receive a free gift generously donated by local candy makers Tahoe Toffee, while supplies last. Visit our online store and start giving today. Purchases directly support efforts to Keep Tahoe Blue now and for future generations.