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The Tahoe Rim Trail Association emerged 40 years ago to help connect people to Big Blue’s amazing views, and it’s thanks to this group that there’s a way to hike 165 miles around Lake Tahoe.

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Less Trash on Tahoe Beaches This July 4th

07/05/2024

Over 700 volunteers helped clean Lake Tahoe beaches following the July 4th celebrations and reported trash volume was significantly lower than the previous year.

‘Nothing Will Be Protected’ — Why California Environmentalists Oppose a ‘Green’ Energy Bill

07/02/2024

Nearly every major environmental group in California opposes a bill that would modify the state’s signature environmental law to speed up upgrades to power lines. Supporters say it would help free the state from fossil fuels and make the grid more reliable, but opponents fear it would damage state parks.

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No Harmful Algal Bloom Detected at Lake Tahoe Sites Purported to Be Responsible for Dog’s Death

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The agencies that sampled water at El Dorado Beach and Nevada Beach last week have detected no toxins associated with harmful algal blooms in the lake. These are sites viral social media posts purported could …

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Tahoe Fund Hires Local Artists to Transform National Forest Restrooms

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – Visitors to four popular recreation sites managed by the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will be greeted with a surprise when they step into the restroom facilities. Instead of blank walls inside the …

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Forest Restoration and Fuels Reduction Treatment Map Highlights Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team Accomplishments

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – In collaboration with the Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District announced the Forest Vegetation Interactive Map that highlights forest restoration and fuels reduction treatment accomplishments of the TFFT and the Lake Tahoe …

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HistoriCorps, Eldorado National Forest Seek Volunteers for Preservation Project

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. –– HistoriCorps and Eldorado National Forest are seeking volunteers of all skill levels to help rehabilitate the historic Bunker Hill Lookout Tower, with week-long volunteer opportunities running from July 28 through September 6. Those interested in volunteering …

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How to Bike Donner Memorial State Park

Yes, Donner Memorial State Park has an interesting past (most of us know the story of the Donner Party) making its mark in the big migration of settlers coming out west to build a better life, their oxen pulling slow-moving …

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Bear Experts Offer Tips for Camping in the Lake Tahoe Basin

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Headed to the Lake Tahoe Basin for a summer camping trip? Black bear biologists who work in the Tahoe Basin every day have some advice and thoughts to share to help keep Tahoe bears wild. 

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Ultimate Tahoe Family Summer Bucket List

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The Tahoe Sierra is an adventureland of fun family friendly activities to enjoy from easy hiking trails to free concerts, movies and shows. Enjoy horseback riding adventures or local ropes courses. Enjoy a guided star tour or …

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Sierra State Parks Foundation Celebrates 50 Years

Postcard of Pine Lodge (Ehrman Mansion). | Sierra State Parks Foundation
By Heidi Doyle
The Sierra State Parks Foundation was born when a group led by local women of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, persuaded the Department of Parks …

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Donate to the Tahoe Trails Endowment and Become an AllTrails+ Member for Free

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – This summer, the Tahoe Fund is teaming up with AllTrails to offer a new opportunity to give back to Tahoe trails. Anyone who contributes $25 or more to the Tahoe Trails Endowment by July 4, 2024 …

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Future Steams Ahead for Folsom’s Iconic Scale Train Attraction

City Council approves resolution to transfer operating agreement to new buyer, operator Tuesday night

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There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained
Areas that the county overlooks can form their own local governments.
The Baldwin Hills area in South Los Angeles is one region where a state conservancy would keep open land accessible to the public.
California’s 10 State Conservancies: How They Protect Parks and Open Land
Starting in 1976, the legislature began creating agencies to buy up open land, and keep it open.
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