Success Stories



Last year, Desert Research Institute (DRI) and the League to Save Lake Tahoe detected microplastics in Lake Tahoe for the first time ever, many of which were microfibers. This discovery revealed that microplastic pollution is not just present in oceans, but also in mountains and lakes, including highly protected areas like Lake Tahoe. [caption id="attachment_4188" align="alignleft" width="356"] In 2019, League…

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September 25, 2019 marked the fifth year that the League to Save Lake Tahoe hosted its Eyes on the Lake marina training. 17 staff from 10 marinas around Lake Tahoe gathered at Ski Run Marina for their annual refresher on aquatic plant identification. [caption id="attachment_4201" align="alignright" width="357"] Lake Tahoe marina staff familiarize themselves with the various aquatic plants found in…

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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 clarity. "Without periodically assessing our stormwater infrastructure, we have…

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Friday evening brought thunder claps and patchy showers to Lake Tahoe, adding to the flow of streams and rivers the following day as 40 participants collected water quality samples across Tahoe’s South Shore as part of Snapshot Day. This citizen science water quality monitoring event takes place every May and provides a moment-in-time look at the water quality and environmental…

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In partnership with the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC), Tahoe Fund and Take Care Tahoe, Raley’s in Incline Village has become the first major Tahoe area business to encourage their customers not to buy single-use water bottles. Instead, the grocer is asking its patrons to consider purchasing DRINK TAHOE TAP branded reusable Klean Kanteen…

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Barton Hospital, Clean Tahoe & Take Care Team Up for Trash Clean-up Despite the COVID-19 crisis, people continued to come to Tahoe, even though many recreation sites and facilities were closed. With so many trash cans locked and services on-hold, Clean Tahoe has been working hard to keep our communities clean and litter-free. Two weeks ago, Clean Tahoe organized a…

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Our native animals are living in our trash! With more and more long-lasting trash ending up in our environment, SWEP found it important to highlight this crisis through a student-created native animal art project with our sustainability club students to address plastic pollution and the litter epidemic in the Lake Tahoe region. This art project involved papier mache animal heads…

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The UC Davis Tahoe Science Center is temporarily closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, education has continued through social media platforms. Recently, @UCDavisTahoe began a social media campaign called Science-in-Place to promote environmental education from home. The posts follow daily themes: Minute Monday, Tahoe Tuesday, Watershed Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, and Fun Friday. These posts include a…

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With awareness of potential concerns related to travel, this prize may be redeemed at any time in the future.  Explore Tahoe South, where you’ll find Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine Lake in North America surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, while immersing in three nights of alpine. Plan your day’s journey into the vibrant Tahoe wilderness found on the…

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