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Friends of the West Shore


PO Box 972, Tahoe City, CA 96145

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Friends of the West Shore is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Lake Tahoe’s West Shore.

Since its inception in 2007, Friends of the West Shore has worked to preserve, protect, and conserve Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, which is defined as the communities south of the Truckee River from Tahoe City, extending to Emerald Bay, and including both Placer and El Dorado counties. FOWS works to protect the watershed, wildlife, and rural lifestyle of those residents living within and near its boundaries.

FOWS participates in various research projects designed to understand threats to the West Shore and their future impact. They then support redevelopment efforts that are environmentally friendly and appropriate for the communities and character of the region. When it comes to problematic development proposals, events or plans that threaten the environment or alter the health of the region, FOWS represents locals and supporters at Tahoe Regional Planning Agency meetings, as well as at state and federal levels.

Through its newsletter, website, and e-Alerts, the group spreads the word on upcoming meetings, development plans, or environmental impacts. While FOWS focuses on a variety of things, priority issues include Meeks Bay restoration, State Route 89 Corridor planning, and Homewood Mountain Resort.

Connecting With Community Groups in the Tahoe Truckee Region

Tahoe Truckee region community groups and nonprofits play a fundamental role in making this a safe and thriving place.

Consider getting involved by volunteering your time, donating money, or both. Above you can learn about what services Friends of the West Shore provides to the community and easily volunteer, donate, register for services, or connect with them on social media. Visit the Tahoe Truckee Region Community Groups directory to see a comprehensive list of organizations on all subjects that are relevant to creating a vibrant local community.

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