League to Save Lake Tahoe - Keep Tahoe Blue
For over 50 years, the League to Save Lake Tahoe has advocated for strong protection of the Tahoe Basin’s natural resources and the restoration of its famed clear water. We are a private non-profit membership organization composed of more than 4,000 individuals and families from around the United States and beyond. Through our advocacy and education programs, the League to Save Lake Tahoe promotes important restoration efforts and seeks to prevent further harm to Tahoe’s sensitive watershed.
MISSION: The League to Save Lake Tahoe is dedicated to protecting, restoring, and advocating for the ecosystem health and scenic beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The organization focuses on water quality and its clarity for the preservation of a pristine Lake for future generations.
VISION: "Keep Tahoe Blue" means a crystal clear Lake, protecting watersheds that support native plants and forests and abundant wildlife, an active and informed community of residents and visitors who act as stewards for the Lake, and communities and facilities within longstanding urban boundaries that harmonize with the natural environment, and provide low-impact outdoor recreational opportunities now and into the future.
- During the 1970s the League led efforts to eliminate the practice of dumping sewage in Lake Tahoe’s watershed.
- In the 1980s we made the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency adopt a Regional Plan and environmental thresholds that would adequately protect the lake.
-In the early 1990s, the League co-founded the Tahoe Transportation and Water Quality Coalition, a group of business and environmental interests who work together to find solutions to transportation problems.
- For the past decade, the League has successfully advocated for funding of state and federal shares of the Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP).
- In 2007, the League launched a new community based project, the Upper Truckee River Watershed Stewardship Group to serve as a forum for environmental education and community discussion of issues in the watershed.
-In 2008, the League contributed to a successful Basin-wide campaign to require mandatory boat inspections at all boat ramps in the Tahoe Basin to prevent the introduction of destructive aquatic invasive species, such as the quagga and zebra mussels.
- In 2009 the League participated in the development of legislation reauthorizing the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act.
-2010 marked the 12th anniversary of the League's annual community forest restoration event, Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day, at the North Tahoe Regional Park.