Success Stories



It is increasingly important to teach Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) at a young age in order to foster engagement during the critical developmental stage when students are naturally curious. This is why the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) continues to host the annual Science Expo for North and South shore students and their families; bringing a…

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The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) Monthly Lecture Series provides a forum for community members to hear about the newest research from science experts in various fields. This is an ongoing event geared toward learners of all ages. Previous subjects have addressed wide-ranging environmental issues such as global climate policies potential effects on natural carbon sinks, scientific research…

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The Tahoe Fund and the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association (TWSA) are pleased to announce the successful completion of fundraising efforts to purchase 150+ bottom barriers, and other necessary supplies, for the control of aquatic invasive weeds at Lake Tahoe. The “Aquatic Invasive Bottom Barrier Challenge” was a Signature Project of the Tahoe Fund.  Thanks to the support of Tahoe Fund donors, including…

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A new report by Nevada’s Division of Environmental Protection and California’s Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan, finds that local governments and state highway departments at Tahoe are exceeding targets to reduce stormwater pollution and restore the lake’s famous clarity. According to the Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load Program 2017 Performance Report, Caltrans, Nevada Department of Transportation, City of…

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Turf is one of the most water intensive landscape options and requires substantial maintenance. Non-functional lawns, ones that are rarely used, waste water and represent an ongoing cost in both time and resources for the homeowner. In 2017, South Tahoe Public Utility District celebrates 10 years since the launch of the Turf Buy-Back Program, a rebate program for homeowners to…

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