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State of Nevada Organizations

STATEWIDE INFORMATION

Size: 110,567 sq. miles (286,367 sq. kilometers)

Population: 2,495,529 (as of 2000 US Census)

Location: Sierra Nevada includes Carson, Douglas, and Washoe Counties

Official Website: www.nv.gov

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Statewide
Environmental Organizations

League to Save Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition
Public Officials & Agencies

ORGANIZATIONS

League to Save Lake Tahoe (aka Keep Tahoe Blue)

Contact: Catherine Cecchi
Address: 955 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: 530-541-5388
Email: info@keeptahoeblue.org
Website:www.keeptahoeblue.org

Counties: El Dorado, Placer, Douglas (NV), Washoe(NV)
Resource Focus: land use, global warming, transportation, water quality, water supply,
wildlife and habitat
Group Type: advocacy

Public Events: Earth Day Festival, Beach Cleanup Day, storm drain stenciling, Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day, Fashion Show Fundraiser Volunteer Opportunities: event planning, Keep Tahoe Blue sticker distribution program, research, restoration/cleanup events
Accepts Donations: Yes

Description: The League to Save Lake Tahoe was formed in 1957 and is now the leading environmental advocacy group in the Tahoe Basin. The League is a non-profit organization with over 4,000 members from across the United States. We are dedicated to protecting and restoring the environmental quality, scenic beauty, and low-impact recreational opportunities of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Through our three program areas — Advocacy and Monitoring, Support of the Environmental Improvement Program (EIP), and Outreach and Education — we lead the effort to protect the “Jewel of the Sierra.” Additional information on our programs and current priorities can be found on our website, www.keeptahoeblue.org.


Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition
Contact Name: Tyrone Polastri
Address: PO Box 1147, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Phone: 775-586-9566
Email: BikeTahoe@aol.com
Website URL:www.TahoeBike.org

County/Counties: (list all organization works in)
California and Nevada and all counties surrounding the Lake Tahoe Basin. (Alpine, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Washoe, Douglas)
Issue Focus: land use, water quality, watershed health, air quality, global warming, transportation,

Public Events: Bike To Work Challenge, May 12-16, 2008 (annual), Lake Tahoe, Bicycle Symposium, May (annual), Earth Day, Opening Day of Bicycle Season, June Lake Tahoe Bicycle Film Festival, Sept. 8, 2007 (annual), America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, June (annual), Tour de Tahoe, Sept. (annual) Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are needed for all events. Some tasks include: event poster distribution, staffing membership booths, Valet Bike Parking corrals and rest stops during large rides, ticket transactions during events, and simple event production.
Accepts Donations: Yes

Description: Since its inception in late 2005, the LTBC has successfully accomplished the following: Produced Membership brochure, produce and launched www.TahoeBike.org, championed the City of South Lake Tahoe, CA to be nationally designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community, produced 40,000 Lake Tahoe Bike Trail Maps and distributed them free of charge throughout the Tahoe region, roduced the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Symposium in conjunction with Nevada Dept of Transportation’s Bike/Ped Conference, co-produced the Bike To Work Challenge with Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, co-produced the Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival, co-produced the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Film Festival. In 2008 we will be launching our: Bicycle Friendly Business Campaign, Rack’em Up: Bike Racks with an Attitude, TahoeBike TV, Branded merchandise for sale.


PUBLIC OFFICIALS & AGENCIES

Elected Officials:
Website: http://nv.gov/new_Feds.htm

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