Mission: Friends of the West Shore works towards the preservation, protection and conservation of the West Shore, our watersheds, wildlife and rural quality of life, for today and future generations. Learn more about the Friends of the West Shore.
In late 2012, the TRPA Governing Board will vote on whether to approve the proposed RP Update (RPU). FOWS’ is working to ensure that the RPU complies with the Compact, protects Lake Tahoe’s environment, and will not forever change the character of our communities.
Homewood Mountain Resort: Court Halts Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Expansion – Flawed environmental impact report had rejected a smaller Homewood development.
Sacramento, CA – A federal judge has sent a proposed expansion of a Lake Tahoe ski resort back to the drawing board, ruling that the project’s Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIR-EIS) improperly analyzed the feasibility of building a smaller facility. Read the Press Release.
West Shore PIPE KEEPERS PILOT PROGRAM: Literally, hundreds of known and unknown outflow pipes along the shore of Lake Tahoe allow fine sediment and other pollutants to flow into the lake unfiltered. These pollutants are the number one cause of loss of lake clarity and near shore algae growth. FOWS is working with local community members to monitor these pipes and help reduce this pollution. For more info: Pipe Keepers Program or visit www.tahoepipeclub.com
Residents, Homeowner Associations or Groups: To preserve West Shore resident’s quality of life, for today and future generations, we would greatly appreciate hearing from residents, local homeowner associations, and Lake Tahoe groups. FOWS relies on our community members to shape our initiatives. We look forward to speaking with you and are happy to discuss relevant issues, community character, historical significance or sustainable communities. For more info:Please Get Involved
Using a S.H.A.R.E.S card when you shop at your local Save-Mart is an easy, no cost way to support the protection and preservation of the West Shore by supporting FOWS. Contact us to learn more about the S.H.A.R.E.S card
Please help make your West Shore community voices heard. Take this short survey about the Regional Plan Update, and tell the TRPA how you feel.
We appreciate your support and passion to Keep the West Shore the Best Shore!