Planet Earth has 307 million lakes, but only one Lake Tahoe. Often referred to as the “Lake of the Sky,” Tahoe is a truly unique and awe-inspiring place. Designated by the US Environmental Protection Agency as an Outstanding National Resource Water (ONRW), Lake Tahoe is meaningful not only to its locals — it is a national treasure and sanctuary for those who visit from near and far.
As Tahoe’s oldest and largest nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the environmental health, sustainability, and scenic beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin, the League to Save Lake Tahoe acts as a bridge, connecting Tahoe’s scientific and political communities with the general public through collaborative public-private partnerships. Although cherished for its cobalt blue water, a history of forest clear cutting and unregulated development has dramatically altered the lake ecosystem. Current threats such as stormwater runoff, pollution, and climate change are actively impacting lake clarity and turning parts of the lake green.
With supporters in every state and many foreign countries as well as over 100,000 Facebook followers, the League can reach a wide audience quickly and effectively. We act as a watchdog for the environmental health of the Tahoe Basin, focusing our efforts on four priority areas: combatting pollution, promoting restoration, tackling invasive species, and protecting the shoreline. Our array of volunteer programs creates hands-on opportunities for individuals—both locals and visitors—to steward the lake and engage in citizen science. A properly informed community creates a more effective team of Lake Tahoe advocates with the tools necessary to Keep Tahoe Blue for generations to come.