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MAY 2016 E-NEWSLETTER
ADVOCATE
Opinion: Lake-friendly redevelopment projects key to restoring lake clarity
Photo by peterspain.com

Harmful legacy developments have to be improved if we are to be successful in restoring the Lake's clarity to its historic levels. Did you know that Lake-friendly private redevelopment is one key mechanism to get this job done? 

EDUCATE
Do you know our 50-hour volunteers?


April was National Volunteer Month, and there is nothing the League appreciates more than our outstanding volunteers. On April 6, we hosted nearly 40 community members at Volunteerpalooza, part volunteer training and part volunteer appreciation. Do you know any of the nine Core Volunteers we honored who donated more than 50 hours of their time?

COLLABORATE
16th Annual Snapshot Day

Snapshot Day

Over one hundred community members will gather at 9 am on May 14 as the League organizes the year's largest single-day, hands-on effort to capture a snapshot of the water quality health of South Shore streams feeding into Lake Tahoe. Will you be with them?   Read more , then RSVP today. 

TAHOE, HAVE YOUR SAY
Tahoe_ have your say
What Keep Tahoe Blue merch would you like to see?
Last month we launched our monthly survey. The most popular way you, our supporters, were planning to celebrate Earth Month was to go enjoy the great outdoors, and the beach you most look forward to visiting this season is Sand Harbor State Park!   This month, we want to hear your opinion about our online store. Take our survey today!  

UPCOMING EVENTS
Tahoe Talks: It All Affects the Lake: Stormwater Pollution
May 18, Noon - 1:30 pm
Lake Tahoe Community College,  South Lake Tahoe
Learn about the top threat to Lake Tahoe's clarity: stormwater pollution. Hear from local experts about projects around Lake Tahoe that are helping to keep pollution from entering the Lake.
read more

Linking Tahoe: Corridor Connection Open Houses. Is transportation going in the right direction? 
May 17 | 5 - 7pm | North Shore
North Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach

May 24 | 5 - 7 pm | South Shore
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, South Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Tahoe Transportation District are holding joint open houses to gather public input on how to connect Tahoe's transportation corridors. The League encourages you to speak up for Lake-friendly transportation solutions, including improved public transportation and better infrastructure for people walking and riding bicycles.
read more (pdf)

Eyes on the Lake
Eyes on the Lake training
June 3,  10 am - 12:30 pm
South Lake Tahoe - RSVP for specific location
We need your help to protect while you play at the Lake. Aquatic invasive plants are threatening Lake Tahoe. You can help prevent their assault on our waters - we need your "Eyes on the Lake!"

Restoration Day
Restoration Day
June 4 | 9:30 am - noon
Upper Truckee River
Help us assess the success of last year's Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day. We will survey the plants that volunteers planted last September, water any plants that need care, stabilize streambanks and survey for aquatic invasive plants.

RECENT TAHOE NEWS
Warmer waters contribute to decline of Lake Tahoe water clarity
April 18, UC Davis - TERC
Clarity levels at Lake Tahoe in 2015 declined in both summer and winter, due in part to warmer waters, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis.
League weighs in on Squaw Valley environmental review process
April 21, Sierra Sun
A Placer County Planning Commission public hearing on the project is slated for late May, with final action anticipated before the county's Board of Supervisors this summer.
read more
Local organizations address Tahoe's trash problem
April 23, Tahoe Daily Tribune
From broken sleds left behind by visitors to cigarette butts on the beach and bear-ransacked garbage, there's no question the Lake Tahoe Basin has its share of garbage issues. 
read more
MEMBERSHIP
Tahoe Blue Vodka pledges $5,000 in matching funds to support beach cleanups
Photo by Brian Walker, brianwalkerphoto.com

Tahoe Blue Vodka has challenged League supporters to raise $5,000 to help support the costs associated with our beach cleanup events held throughout the summer.   Contribute to the effort today .  Tahoe Blue vodka will match all donations up to $5000 to generate a total of $10,000!  
MERCH OF THE MONTH
Outdoor Guidebooks to the Sierra Nevada

With warmer days approaching our Keep Tahoe Blue team is planning summer adventures. We have trail maps and nature guides to inspire you to plan your own Sierra Nevada experience. Proceeds benefit efforts to protect and preserve Lake Tahoe.