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Changes coming to prevent misuse and abuse of Tahoe beaches

LAKE TAHOE, Nev./Calif., July 14, 2023 – Recent international news stories showed shocking images of volunteers and nonprofits removing thousands of pounds of litter from one Lake Tahoe beach following the July 4th holiday. The media coverage caused public outrage and drew widespread attention to the challenge of preventing litter at the iconic Sierra Nevada […]

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Teaming up to spread awareness about Lake Tahoe aquatic invasive species

LAKE TAHOE, CA/NV (June 5, 2023) – With summer arriving to Tahoe, residents and visitors are looking forward to spending time on the Lake’s sparkling blue waters. To protect that treasured experience and the Lake’s water quality, public, private and nonprofit partners have come together to inform recreators about the threat of aquatic invasive species […]

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Environmental groups bring outdoor learning to hundreds of Lake Tahoe students

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA (December 8, 2022) – This fall, six environmental organizations led 500 South Tahoe High School students through a series of hands-on lessons about hydrological and ecological concepts in a place-based outdoor setting. The organizations’ environmental experts donated their time to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the young people during a […]

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League to Save Lake Tahoe statement on Lahontan Water Board approval of the Tahoe Keys Control Methods Test

LAKE TAHOE, CA/NV (January 14, 2021) — Yesterday morning, the Lahontan Water Quality Control Board voted unanimously to approve a test of methods to tackle the growing infestation of aquatic invasive weeds in the Tahoe Keys, located on Lake Tahoe’s south shore. Aquatic invasive species, including the plants plaguing the Keys, are the most pressing […]

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Ecosystem restoration effort builds momentum at Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA, July 28, 2020 – Volunteers and team members from the League to Save Lake Tahoe, along with staff from the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, restored native wetland habitat in Johnson Meadow on Saturday, July 25, continuing work started in 2019. Teams stabilized crumbling stream banks, removed invasive plant species and cleared remnants […]

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2018 Snapshot Day data shows Tahoe-Truckee water clarity improvements, and highlights aquatic life concerns

April 30, 2019 – Snapshot Day is one of the longest-running watershed monitoring events on the West Coast of the United States, and is now in its 19th year.  Each May, hundreds of volunteers disperse to collect data about the health of streams and lakes in the Tahoe-Truckee watershed, which includes Lake Tahoe. The data […]

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2nd Bi-Annual Basin Blitz shows promising results

April 10, 2019 – The League to Save Lake Tahoe held its second bi-annual Basin Blitz this spring to assess progress in improving Lake Tahoe’s stormwater infrastructure (pipes, drains and sediment-catching basins). These features flow directly into Lake Tahoe and carry fine sediment pollution from our roads and neighborhoods into the lake, further degrading its […]

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Tahoe conservationists challenge Martis Valley West court decision, seek adequate protections for Lake Tahoe

May 10, 2018 – The League to Save Lake Tahoe, Mountain Area Preservation and Sierra Watch are filing today a notice of appeal in California’s Third District Court of Appeals seeking adequate environmental protection for Lake Tahoe from the proposed Martis Valley West Project. Earlier this year, Placer County Superior Court issued an order to […]

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