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Annual Lake Tahoe Summit to Broadcast on PBS Reno

Learn about the 50-year legacy of bi-state cooperation to preserve and protect Lake Tahoe

RENO, NV (December 17, 2020) – PBS Reno will broadcast the 24th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit on Sunday, December 27, 2020, at 1pm on channel 5.1. The theme for this year’s event is “Resilient Tahoe” and was hosted by U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto.

The event features presentations that reflect the legacy of bi-state cooperation and bipartisan collaboration, while looking ahead to future environmental challenges. David Wise, Nevada native and two-time Olympic gold medalist, delivered a keynote on the importance of resilience.

“PBS Reno is pleased to have the opportunity to broadcast this important symposium to our region,” said Kurt Mische, PBS Reno President and CEO. “Lake Tahoe is one of our most important assets. It’s good to see so many leaders from both Nevada and California come together to discuss its health and future. This is another way PBS Reno puts community service at the forefront of all that we do.”

The Tahoe Fund announced earlier this month that both PBS member stations in Nevada (PBS Reno and Vegas PBS) would broadcast the annual event, which was held virtually in August.

“This is the first time the Annual Lake Tahoe Summit will be broadcast in its entirety on public television,” said Amy Berry, Tahoe Fund CEO. “As the organizing sponsor of this important event, we are thrilled to partner with PBS to expand the audience for this important event.”

Joined by members of Nevada’s and California’s congressional delegations and governors, as well as scientists and conservationists, the Summit focused on the success of public-private partnerships to protect Lake Tahoe and the challenges confronting the Tahoe Basin during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the future.

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About Tahoe Fund

The Tahoe Fund was founded in 2010 to work with the private community to support environmental improvement projects that restore lake clarity, enhance outdoor recreation, promote healthier forests, improve transportation and inspire greater stewardship of the region. Through the generous support of private donors, the Tahoe Fund has leveraged more than $3 million in private funds to secure more than $50 million in public funds for more than 40 environmental projects. The projects include new sections of the Lake Tahoe Bikeway, restoration of watersheds, removal of aquatic invasive species, forest health projects, public beach improvements, and stewardship programs. Learn more at


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