Opinion Pieces

Darcie Goodman Collins: YES on Measure B to Keep Tahoe Blue and Safe

February 20, 2020

If you live in Tahoe, the threat of fire is constantly ping-ponging around in the back of your mind – a dull nagging feeling that’s tough to pin down.

As someone who was born and raised here, and who purchased a home that was rebuilt after the 2007 Angora Fire, that nagging feeling is more tangible. Every morning, the fire-scarred hillside and blackened trees right outside my window remind me how much we rely on our first responders to keep us safe. And as the CEO of the League to Save Lake Tahoe, I know that fires wreak havoc on Tahoe’s ecosystem – by generating emissions that feed the growth of algae in Lake Tahoe, and by leaving barren slopes whose soils wash into the Lake when it rains, clouding its blue waters.

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