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2020 hindsight: Looking back on 100 years of historical events at Lake Tahoe

Jenny Goldsmith, Tahoe Daily Tribune
February 27, 2020

In July 1997, President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore led the first-ever Lake Tahoe Summit, ultimately reaffirming the federal government’s commitment to protecting and preserve Lake Tahoe’s clarity and the health of its surrounding forests.

Never in the history of Lake Tahoe had its famed environment received such lofty, nationwide attention, and with it the financial means to protect it.

Since the inaugural summit, nearly $2 billion in federal, state, local, individual and private funding has directly resulted in the reversal of Tahoe’s ecological decline.

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