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JULY 2016 E-NEWSLETTER
SPECIAL
League to Save Lake Tahoe launches new website
Visit our new website

Courtesy of the talented team at Baunfire in San Jose, the League to Save Lake Tahoe today launches its freshly redesigned website as a tool for community members to learn about Lake Tahoe, its threats and how they can get involved in efforts to Keep Tahoe Blue.

ADVOCATE
Celebrating a Tahoe Champion: Sen. Fran Pavley

Last month, leaders from around Lake Tahoe gathered to celebrate California State Senator Fran Pavley, a longtime champion for Tahoe.

Edge-of-Tahoe developments would increase traffic gridlock, decrease lake clarity
Photo by peterspain.com

Traffic congestion at Lake Tahoe and the associated pollution due to projects being developed just outside the Tahoe Basin present a critical threat to Lake Tahoe clarity. We encourage you to read our recent press release, and then contact Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery to let her know you share our concerns about threats to Lake Tahoe from proposed developments outside the Basin in Placer County.

EDUCATE
A changing Lake: the fight against aquatic invasive species
Curlyleaf pondweed

Around 50 community members gathered in Incline Village to learn about efforts to prevent, monitor and control the spread of aquatic invasive species at Lake Tahoe. 

COLLABORATE
Keep Tahoe Red, White and Blue Beach Cleanups


Join us on Tuesday, July 5 for our largest annual beach cleanups to tackle trash left behind after the Fourth of July festivities. You'll have great company as you pitch in for a great cause: protecting Lake Tahoe's shoreline.

But how can we limit future litter problems? We are drawing up data from past cleanups to address the most commonly found litter items, such as cigarette butts. We will soon be installing attractive cigarette butt disposal canisters at key hotspots around Tahoe. Would your business like to partner with us and sponsor a canister? Let us know! And see you this Tuesday morning at your favorite beach.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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." Do you enjoy swimming, boating, snorkeling, fishing, or just viewing the Lake's natural beauty as you stroll along the beach? Attend one of our free trainings and learn how you can protect while you play.

July 16 | 10 am - 12:30 pm
South Lake Tahoe
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July 27 | 5:30 - 8 pm
Tahoe City
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RECENT TAHOE NEWS
Leave No Trace at Lake Tahoe
Leave No Trace around Lake Tahoe
June 4, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers partnered with the League and other Lake Tahoe Outreach Committee organizations for a series of community and education events around Lake Tahoe in early June.
Unanswered questions at Martis Valley West
June 10, Lake Tahoe News
Placer County planning commissioners on June 9 took no action regarding the Martis Valley West project, saying there are too many lingering questions to make a recommendation.
MEMBERSHIP
Honor a loved one who loves Lake Tahoe

Independence Day weekend is the perfect time to honor someone you love who loves Lake Tahoe. What more fitting tribute than to support efforts to protect the national treasure that is Lake Tahoe in the name of a loved one.

MERCH OF THE MONTH
Red, white and blue bumper sticker
Keep Tahoe Red_ White and Blue Bumper Sticker
Photo by Leslie Schultz

The July 4 festivities are here, so it's time to get your Keep Tahoe Red, White and Blue sticker. Be part of the solution and help Keep Tahoe Blue and litter free this Fourth of July and every day. Lake Tahoe is a national treasure, and there's nothing more patriotic than protecting our natural heritage for this and future generations. Get yours today here and join our July 5 cleanup to take action to protect Tahoe's shoreline.