Success Stories



Travelers are rewarded for their act of kindness in giving back to Take Care Tahoe with exclusive rates and perks from curated Kind Hotels. Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (LTVA) launches a sustainable travel initiative with Kind Traveler, the first socially conscious Give + Get hotel booking and sustainable travel education platform that empowers travelers to make a positive community and…

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The Golden Spike Celebration was in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad in Truckee. The implications of what a transcontinental railroad brought to the community were significant- from transportation to resource availability to even fashion! Hence, the caboose of the celebration featured a fashion show of authentic clothing of the 1870s to 1890s. Cherie Oliver and her Yesteryear…

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On a hot and crowded Saturday in Kings Beach, environmental organizations and agencies from around Tahoe, Truckee, and Reno took over a small patch of sand for Family Science Day. The goal of the August 3rd event was to bring science to families throughout the region in a fun and engaging way. The event was organized by the North Tahoe…

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When California State Parks proposed a Bear Aware Art Contest, the students at various North Tahoe Schools answered with “un-bear-lievable” art pieces. The winners’ creations will be featured at local state parks in the Tahoe area to educate visitors on how to be bear aware. On June 4th, California State Park’s Human-Bear Management Specialist, Sarinah Simons, and Interpreter, Stephanie Ambrosia,…

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In case you missed it, the 2019 Science of Cocktails at the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center was a huge success! The February 1st event was the perfect combination of good food, unique cocktails, and intriguing science discussions. The annual Science of Cocktails fundraiser benefits the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center and all proceeds support innovative science education programs and…

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One of our favorite events of 2018, was our joint hike with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. We teamed up to take locals and visitors on a hike through Van Sickle Bi-State Park. Along the way, we made a couple of stops to talk about trees and forest ecology. It was an easy to moderate half-day hike through South Lake…

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The typical school day consists of students sitting indoors, at desks, reading from a book or a screen, listening to a teacher and studying about far-off places. Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) seeks to change the typical school day, by involving students in outdoor, hands-on, scientific explorations that directly relate to students’ own community and environment.  SWEP provides year-round field programs…

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