TAHOE CITY, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2020) – The Tahoe Fund announced today that the PBS member stations in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada will rebroadcast the 24th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit. The event occurred virtually for the first time on August 25, 2020. Hosted by U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, the theme for this year’s Summit was “Resilient Tahoe.” Presentations reflected 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.
The program will be seen on PBS Reno on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 1:00pm or on Vegas PBS Jackpot! (COX 111) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 9:00pm.
“I’m delighted that our state’s PBS stations are broadcasting this year’s Lake Tahoe Summit,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Protecting the lake’s fragile ecosystems, promoting economic stability and working toward a sustainable future are all crucial to the long-term well-being of one of Nevada’s greatest treasures. I hope this broadcast engages more Nevadans in this important conversation and reminds us all of the resilience of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding communities.”
“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, 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.
The 2020 Lake Tahoe Summit included remarks from U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (NV), U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA), U.S. Senator (now Vice President-elect) Kamala Harris (CA), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (NV), Congressman Tom McClintock (CA), Congressman John Garamendi (CA), Congressman Mark Amodei (NV), Governor Steve Sisolak (NV), Governor Gavin Newsom (CA), and Randy Moore, regional forester, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region.
The program also featured a scientific presentation delivered by Dr. Monica Arienzo, assistant research professor at Desert Research Institute about microplastics, the “invisible invader” at Lake Tahoe.