Tahoe Regional Planning Agency announces Tahoe Talks speaker series
UPCOMING TAHOE TALKS BROWN BAG LUNCH SCHEDULE
Sept. 16: “Me and My Bike – Fun and Safe Ways for Kids to Get on their Bikes in South Lake Tahoe.” Held at the pavilion at Bijou Park on Al Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe.
Oct. 21: “ Transit Series: Journey to the Trailhead: Improving Transit Connections to Recreation Opportunities.” Held in the Creekside Room at Lake Tahoe Community College, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe.
Nov. 18: “Transit Series: What’s in Store for Transit North and South?” Held in the Aspen Room at Lake Tahoe Community College, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe.
Dec. 16: “Uniting Tahoe’s Communities: Addressing Prosperity for Tahoe’s Residents.” Held in the Aspen Room at Lake Tahoe Community College, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe.
Jan. 20: “How-to-City: From Idea to Reality, Making a Community Project Happen.” Location to be determined.
Feb. 17: “How-to-City: The Town of Truckee’s Success in Funding Recreation Time.” Location to be determined.
March 16: “How-to-City: Homeowner’s Handbook.” Location to be determined.
April 20: “Hide Trash Here, Please: Protecting our Shoreline from Trash.” Location to be determined.
May 18: “It All Affects the Lake: Stormwater, Drought, and Other Water Issues at Tahoe.” Location to be determined.
June 15: “Unwanted Visitors: Tackling Invasive Species at Tahoe.” Location to be determined.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency announced the lineup of topics for its upcoming weekly Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch public forum series. The community focused talks will resume Wednesday, Sept. 16, and continue through the winter.
“People come to these things with ideas and perspectives,” Tom Lotshaw, TRPA public information officer, said. “This is a good way to have that on-going dialog.”
Next Wednesday’s talk will be at the new Bijou Bike Park in South Lake Tahoe, and it will feature a discussion about South Shore biking opportunities for children. Bike to School Week, area bike clubs, and new Safe Routes to Schools trails will be among the topics. It will also be an opportunity for community members to get a sneak peak of the new Bijou Bike Park, which will officially open Sept. 19 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony after the city’s 50th Anniversary Parade.
Next Wednesday’s speakers will include Rebecca Bryson of the South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Commission; Gianna Aveni from the Lake Tahoe Sustainability Collaborative Community Mobility Group; and Ben Fish, who is president of the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association and one of the leaders of the new bike park project.
The Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization created the Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch Series to provide a casual format for people to discuss ways to strengthen and improve communities; make the region safer for bicyclists and pedestrians; and protect Tahoe’s unique natural environment. Partners include the League to Save Lake Tahoe, One South Shore, Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, and Lake Tahoe Sustainability Collaborative Community Mobility Group.
While there are a number topics already scheduled, Lotshaw said the community is encouraged to suggest topics for future discussions.
Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunches are free and open to the public. The lunches run from noon to 1:30 p.m. Locations vary, so community members are encouraged to check each talk for specific details.
Learn more about Tahoe Talks online at http://www.tahoempo.org/tahoetalks.aspx?SelectedIndex=1.