LAKE TAHOE — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will host the 15th annual Lake Tahoe Summit from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 16 at California’s Homewood Mountain Resort. The public is welcome to the free event.
For the first time since President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore hosted the inaugural summit in 1997, the governors of both California and Nevada are expected to attend the annual public event. California Gov. Jerry Brown and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval are likely speakers along with senators Feinstein, Harry Reid and Dean Heller.
The theme of this year’s Lake Tahoe Summit is “Stewardship and Sustainability in Challenging Fiscal Times.” In addition to presentations, organizers are planning family-oriented events such as a Tahoe Basin youth art contest and interactive displays for children.
The 1997 Presidential Summit galvanized public support to begin restoring Lake Tahoe, and Feinstein co-sponsored passage of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act in 2000, which has provided $300 million for Tahoe conservation projects.
The Tahoe Fund, the organizing sponsor of the Lake Tahoe Summit, is a new nonprofit that is partnering with public agencies to protect and improve the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Fund works to help fund bike trails, lakefront parks, restoration projects, interpretive programs and other improvements and amenities at the lake.
For more information, visit www.tahoefund.org.