Tahoe Talks: Loved to Death, Our Overcrowded Summer 2020

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On July 23, the Town of Truckee and Placer County shared a message strongly discouraging visitors on weekends to the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe region through Aug. 17. The missive came with growing concern over trash, traffic, and general congestion, amid crucial questions about COVID-19, as positive cases spiked. 

Did this announcement make a difference? How do we gauge visitorship levels? What were the issues our community faced during this heavy summer tourist season? What are our lessons for the future?

Moonshine Ink’s next Tahoe Talks (virtual community conversations encouraging vibrant civil discourse) visits this highly charged topic, with the hope that we can synchronize our efforts for a sustainable future.

Please join us Monday, Sept. 14, at 10:30 a.m. as we hear from the players involved: elected officials, tourism agencies, and locals on the ground.

A question-and-answer session will be included, allowing interested participants to express their own thoughts and questions.

To join: 

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Meanwhile, check out this recent Moonshine Ink story delving into data about the volume of people in the region this summer.