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Tahoe Talks

Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch Series

The TMPO and its partners continue our lunchtime forum for learning and sharing ideas that strengthen our Tahoe communities. Topics will focus on transportation, environmental, and economic ideas that are pertinent to issues we face today at Lake Tahoe. Send us your ideas for topics!

Where

***See locations below for each event.

Format

Presentation: First hour • Optional discussion: Last half hour. Snacks provided, and feel free to bring your own lunch as well.

Schedule of Events - Free to the Public

  • May 18– It All Affects the Lake: Stormwater Pollution
    Location: Aspen Room, Lake Tahoe Community College, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

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    Learn about the number one threat to Lake Tahoe’s legendary clarity: stormwater pollution. Hear from local experts about projects around Lake Tahoe that are helping to keep pollution from entering the Lake and steps you can take every day to prevent things like trash, oil, fine sediment and nutrients from making their way to Lake Tahoe.

    Speakers::

    • Moderator: Zack Bradford, Natural Resources Manager, League to Save Lake Tahoe
    • Russ Wigart, Stormwater Coordinator, El Dorado County
    • Jason Burke, Stormwater Coordinator, City of South Lake Tahoe
    • Ellery Stahler, Director of Programs, Tahoe Resource Conservation District
  • June 7 – Hide Trash Here Please – Protecting Our Shoreline from Trash.
    Location: Fairway Community Center, Fireside Room, 330 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City, CA
    Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

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    Single-use plastics are the number one trash item found in Tahoe beach-cleanups. Learn about steps you can take to reduce your waste, manage your trash, be bear aware and keep plastic out of Lake Tahoe. Hear from local experts about trash cleanups, recycling efforts and recent messaging campaigns to encourage locals and visitors to clean up their act.

    Speakers::

    • Madonna Dunbar, Director: IVGID Waste Not / Tahoe Water Suppliers Assn.
    • Marilee Movius, Community Engagement Manager, League to Save Lake Tahoe
    • Jason Grubb, Outreach Manager, Leave No Trace
    • Erica Jue, Recycling Coordinator, Town of Truckee
  • June 15 – Unwanted Transplants: Preventing the spread of aquatic invaders in Lake Tahoe
    Location: Aspne Room, Lake Tahoe Community College, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

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    How do aquatic invasive plants and animals threaten the ecology and water quality of Lake Tahoe? Learn about steps you can take to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Hear from local experts about why it’s important to inspect your boat, clean your recreational equipment and keep an eye out for aquatic invasive plants.

    Speakers::

    • Zack Bradford, Natural Resources Manager, League to Save Lake Tahoe
    • Nicole Cartwright, AIS Program Coordinator, Tahoe Resource Conservation District
    • Dennis Zabaglo, Aquatic Resources Program Manager, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
  • August 11 – Transforming Transportation, Finally: How Three Transportation Revolutions Are Starting To Disrupt Transportation As We Know It
    Location: Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences Building, located on the Campus of Sierra Nevada College, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV 89451
    Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    $5.00 suggested donation.

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    Speakers::

    • Dan Sperling, Director, ITS-Davis, UC Davis

Thank you to our Steering Committee:

Keep Tahoe Blue
Lake Tahoe Sustainability Collaborative
One South Shore
Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition
TNT-TMA

If you would like to sponsor this event, or for more information, please contact us.

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