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Join us – become a member now!

Your generous tax-deductible donation will help FOWS represent our West Shore communities and Lake Tahoe. By a donation of $25 or more, you’ll become a member for a year, and 100% of your donation received will go to support FOWS programs and services.


Our goals are significant and potentially costly. We are a community-based volunteer organization and we need your involvement and financial support to enable us to take action on the critical issues facing the West Shore. Your membership and/or donations will support our efforts to:

  • Increase Agency Transparency by monitoring the activities of TRPA, Placer County, and other entities
  • Raising Public Awareness by keeping proposed projects and plans in the public eye through media outreach, social media, members, Newsletters, and public participation
  • Maintain a regional network of Collaborative Partners on related issues through coordination with other interested groups and citizens around the Tahoe Basin
  • Take Legal Action when our efforts to participate and be heard are not enough to influence agencies to ensure projects and plans preserve Lake Tahoe

Benefits of Membership

Perhaps the most important benefit of membership is the effective voice we gain by joining together, pooling our efforts and resources, and focusing our representation in public forums, where our impact depends on the size of our contributing membership. For this reason, your membership, at any contribution level, is crucial to our effectiveness. As a member, you’ll help us continue to be a strong voice for the protection of the natural resources while we work to build sustainable communities that keep the West Shore’s rural quality of life.


As a member, you will receive the e-mail Newsletter with updates designed to alert you to key events related to the West Shore.

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Your private information will not be shared with any other organization.