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Here’s How to Get Involved:

On Friday, October 19, 2018, the Commissioners will decide the direction of this Project. The meeting starts at 9:30am at the North Tahoe Event Center located at 8318 N. Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA. Please attend this meeting to make a public comment.

Prior to the meeting, email Commissioners:  info@parks.ca.gov

Send a Letter:

California State Park & Recreation Commission
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Email local leaders:

Write a letter-to-the-editor in the local South Lake Tahoe newspapers:

Submit to Tahoe Daily Tribune

tahoemountainnews@gmail.com

Submit to SouthTahoeNow

July 17, 2018 News Update: On Tues. July 17, approximately 50 South Lake Tahoe community members toured the proposed Alt 2B Project site for the Restore Upper Truckee River and Golf Configuration Project. At the helm to share the facts about the project was Cyndie Walck, a geomorphologist with CA State Parks who has 25 years of experience working to restore streams and protect watersheds in the Tahoe area. In conjunction with multiple river restoration projects along the Upper Truckee River, this effort will ultimately restore a 1.5 section of the river to its natural state stopping loads of sediment from entering into Lake Tahoe and improving habitat along the river. What’s at stake if Project Alt 2B doesn’t move forward? In addition to more delays in restoring a critical section of the river, a main question will be whether or not South Lake Tahoe will be able to keep its 18-hole regulation golf course, which is a strong economic driver for the town. The golf course is also an Audubon award winning and championship course, which is an affordable option for locals and visitors plus it is the host of many charity events. While some are stating that the golf course will expand, the fact is that it will actually be reduced by 15% in turf while the Washoe Meadows State Park will be the one to expand by two acres.  The proposed Project will increase access to the river and to the park inviting more people to be able to enjoy the park versus the current much more limited access only available from the neighborhood. Another benefit of ALT 2B is golf course water conservation though improved efficiency. It’s time the community learns the true facts about the proposed Project ALT 2B because it will ensure a sustainable solution for the local economy while improving the river environment, and protecting the wetlands and sensitive resources. It will also open up recreational access for more people to safely enjoy the park (away from golf) including a new ADA trail along the restored river, public bridges over the river, and moving the golf course off of the nature-sensitive flood plain. The community is encouraged to learn more about the factual benefits of the proposed Project ALT 2B and to also support it by submitting comments to utproject@parks.ca.gov