Keep Tahoe Blue

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SEPTEMBER 2016 E-NEWSLETTER
ADVOCATE
20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit
Photo by League staff

Our deep thanks to President Barack Obama, Senator Harry Reid, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Barbara Boxer, Governor Jerry Brown and all the leaders at yesterday's Lake Tahoe Summit. Together, they brought the national spotlight back to Lake Tahoe, including its current threats and what it will take to Keep Tahoe Blue for future generations. 

The League to Save Lake Tahoe has been protecting Lake Tahoe since 1957, and we stand as committed as ever to advocating, educating and collaborating to Keep Tahoe Blue.  

EDUCATE
19th Annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day
Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day
Healthy forests equal a healthy lake. Volunteers of all skill levels are invited to this fun, hands-on restoration day. By pitching in, you can make a direct impact in restoring the watershed habitats that surround Lake Tahoe. Be part of the solution at Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day.

Saturday, September 10 | 8:30 am - 2 pm
Angora Burn Area | South Lake Tahoe  

COLLABORATE
League launches Keep Tahoe Blue Business Program
 


The League to Save Lake Tahoe is proud to partner with nine Tahoe-based businesses to launch the Keep Tahoe Blue Business Program. Members share a common interest in protecting and restoring the environmental health, sustainability and scenic beauty of Lake Tahoe.

Community members survey the Upper Truckee River for aquatic invasive plants

Video of the Upper Truckee River Restoration Survey

On August 23, community members participated in a citizen science survey of the Upper Truckee River with the League and the California Tahoe Conservancy. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Labor Day Beach Cleanup
September 5 | 4 - 7 pm
Nevada Beach, South Tahoe
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
September 17 | 9 am - noon
multiple locations around Lake Tahoe
This annual beach cleanup is in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup day. Join hundreds of volunteers this day in cleaning up the Lake Tahoe region.

RECENT TAHOE NEWS
Traffic threatens Lake Tahoe
August 30, San Jose Mercury News
When Mark Twain described Lake Tahoe as the fairest picture the whole world affords, his vision didn't include traffic jams. For many Bay Area residents, today's weekend getaway to Tahoe is likely to include time stuck on congested roads.

Lake Tahoe _ Michael Macor for the SF Chronicle
August 31, San Francisco Chronicle
The clarity of the emerald and blue waters of Lake Tahoe has diminished since Mark Twain remarked on the subject long ago.
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Jesse Patterson pulls up aquatic invasive weeds
August 31, Capital Public Radio
President Barack Obama will shine a national spotlight on environmental issues facing Lake Tahoe at the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit.
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MEMBERSHIP
Share the Tahoe Love
Photo: peterspain.com

Make a gift in honor of a friend or relative with an affinity for Tahoe by celebrating a birthday, wedding, or other significant event. Your honorary gift will support our advocacy, education, and collaboration efforts to Keep Tahoe Blue now and for future generations.

MERCH OF THE MONTH
Be Part of the Solution Tee 
Be Part of the Solution T-Shirt

September is the perfect time to join the movement to help Keep Tahoe Blue. You can show your support with our Be Part of the Solution unisex tee. Get yours today by visiting our online store. All proceeds benefit efforts to help Keep Tahoe Blue. Photo: Kim Byrnes