Last week, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto introduced new bipartisan legislation to extend the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act, an essential source of federal funding to improve Lake Tahoe’s environment. She is joined by California and Nevada congressional leaders Sens. Feinstein, Padilla and Rosen, along with Reps. Amodei, Garamendi, Titus, Lee and Horsford.
The current Lake Tahoe Restoration Act is set to expire in 2024, spelling the end of hundreds of millions of federal dollars for Tahoe’s Environmental Improvement Program. Originally passed in 2000 and then again in 2016, this legislation has helped to fund projects that improve forest health, lake clarity, fight invasive species and protect habitat.
“The Lake Tahoe Restoration Act is an absolutely critical source of funding for Tahoe’s environmental improvement projects,” said Caitlin Meyer, Tahoe Fund Chief Program Officer. “We are so grateful to our congressional leaders for championing this important legislation to continue a decades-long legacy of caring for our national treasure together.”
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