Meeting focuses on solution to clear lake |

Meeting focuses on solution to clear lake

Andy Bourelle

Environmental activists and government agencies for years have struggled to preserve Lake Tahoe’s forests, wildlife and famous water clarity. Any residents interested in learning how they can help are encouraged to set aside a few hours this weekend.

The League to Save Lake Tahoe is hosting an open house Saturday to educate participants on the challenges Lake Tahoe faces – as well as solutions.

“We hope to show what people can do on their own,” said Kirsten Cannon, spokeswoman for the League. “I think a lot of times, at the research symposia and things like that, people see what the agencies are doing. We hope to show what individuals themselves can do.”

Presentations about Lake Tahoe issues will be held hourly: at 10 a.m., Doug Smith from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will discuss Best Management Practices; 11 a.m., Kevin Laves from the U.S. Forest Service will talk about the basin’s endangered wildlife; noon, Brant Allen from the University of California, Davis Tahoe Research Group will give a presentation on Lake Tahoe’s water clarity; 1 p.m. Steve Goldman of the California Tahoe Conservancy will discuss erosion control; and at 2 p.m. Cannon will talk about the history and future of the League.

Information bags containing material from agencies and organizations seeking to protect Lake Tahoe’s environment will be distributed to all participants.

Refreshments will be provided, and prizes will be awarded hourly.

What: League to Save Lake Tahoe Open House

When: April 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: The League’s Environmental Information Center, 955 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe

Cost: Free

Information: (530) 541-5388

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