New Environment & Education Center

Our commitment to Lake Tahoe

Since 1957, the League to Save Lake Tahoe has been the leader in environmental protection, preservation and restoration in the Tahoe Basin.

For all our 65 years, the generosity of supporters like you have made possible our many wins for the Lake – from stopping San Francisco-sized development in the Basin, to unlocking over $1 billion for projects that restore the natural wonder you cherish.

You can ensure Tahoe remains beautiful and blue by making an investment in the Lake’s future.

Help us create a new home for the League and leave your mark on Tahoe’s premiere environmental facility. Your legacy will be a healthy, vibrant Lake Tahoe for generations to come.

We can build a vibrant future, together.

Need and Opportunity

To achieve this vision for the Tahoe, we need to raise $1 million by November 2023. The generous gifts we’ve received to date have given us a strong start.

Will you help us cross the finish line?

4$ million has been raised of $5 million needed

Take the Tour

and share our vision
  • The need


    A view of the League's current building.

    Our current home in South Lake Tahoe:
    • Lacks the physical space to engage Tahoe’s diverse community.
      • Our new home will offer a welcoming, bright, indoor/outdoor space to educate and inspire visitors to take actions that Keep Tahoe Blue.
    • Uses a bathroom as a makeshift laboratory.
      • The dedicated lab space in our new home will accelerate our scientific water quality monitoring and support our volunteer citizen science programs.
    • Does not allow our full team of experts to work in the office.
      • As our work has expanded, so has our staff. Our new home will offer private and collaborative offices, meeting rooms and communal spaces for our team, partners and the public.
    • Is in a less busy area, hidden from view and feels uninviting.
      • Prominently located along the primary roadway and bike path in bustling, midtown South Lake Tahoe, our new home is easy to see and access by walkers, cyclists and motorists.
  • A visionary space to Keep Tahoe Blue

    Architectural rendering

    • A reflection of Lake Tahoe’s stunning natural landscape
    • A hub for collaboration, volunteering and community engagement, focused on lake preservation
    • The home base necessary to continue serving as the Basin’s most influential and effective environmental watchdog
    • An opportunity to redevelop an existing structure to the highest environmental standards 
    • A vehicle to further our mission
  • The location


    Map showing location of new Environment & Education Center

    • The office building at 2877 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – purchased in November 2020
    • High visibility location, across from Denny’s at the corner of US 50 and Al Tahoe Boulevard
    • Along the south shore’s busiest road
    • On the crosstown bike path
  • Our progress

    Building undergoing renovations

    Thanks to initial donor investments, we have completed:
    • Demolition of the interior and exterior of the existing building
    • Excavation of the building’s cellar to create more storage
    • Concrete pours for ADA lift and outside entryway support
    • Timber framing for new interior offices and exterior entryway
  • A community venue unique in Tahoe

    Architectural rendering

    • The only LEED-certified office building in South Lake Tahoe that is the embodiment of our principles: sustainability, innovation, advocacy and community engagement
    • Teaching laboratory facilities and an outdoor amphitheater to enhance our community education and citizen science programs
    • A showcase for Lake-friendly redevelopment, with native demonstration gardens and sustainable building displays
  • A space to inspire visitors

    Computer rendering of office interior

    • Beautiful, engaging design elements that communicate the importance of science, such as a depiction of changing lake clarity using ceramic tiles
    • An immersive education center to foster environmental awareness and action
    • Reclaimed wood from the Caldor Fire to start conversations about the impacts of climate change and necessity of ecosystem resilience
    • Indoor and outdoor teaching environments, and a studio to produce digital media and video
  • Ground floor plan

    Downstairs floor plan of the League's new building

    Community space and education center
  • Second floor plan

    Downstairs floor plan of the League's new building

    Keep Tahoe Blue professional offices

Naming Opportunities

Create your lasting legacy with an investment in the Lake’s future.

1 available
“The [Donor Name] Keep Tahoe Blue Environment & Education Center”

$1,000,000 donation

Educational Garden
Generously presented by: Joan Lane
“The Lane Native Garden”

$500,000 donation

1 available
“The [Donor Name] Atrium”

$500,000 donation

Generously presented by: The Evers Family
“The Bill Evers Amphitheater”

$250,000 donation

Generously presented by: Fritzi & David Huntington
“The Huntington Environment & Education Center Gallery”

$250,000 donation

Team/Break Room
Generously presented by: The Aster Family
“The Aster Family Café”

$100,000 donation

Board Room
Generously presented by:
The Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation
“The Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation Board Room”

$100,000 donation

Retail Space
Generously presented by: The Kerrigan Family
“The Kerrigan Family Boutique”

$100,000 donation

Citizen Science Laboratory
1 available
“The [Donor Name] Teaching Laboratory”

$75,000 donation

Media Production Room
1 available
“The [Donor Name] Media Production Room”

$25,000 donation

Collaboration Hub
2 available
“ The [Donor Name] Hub”

$15,000 donation

4 available
“The [Donor Name] Office”

$10,000 donation