Monday, June 13, 2011

Placer County Supports 8 Worlds of Tahoe

TO: Honorable Board of Supervisors
FROM: Jennifer Montgomery, Supervisor District 5
Thomas M. Miller, County Executive Officer
DATE April 12, 2011
SUBJECT: RESOLUTION - Approve a Resolution in support of the "8 Worlds of Tahoe" Geotourism project in Lake Tahoe.
APPROVED, The Placer County Board of Supervisors supports this project.
Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places in the Sierras. It attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists nationally and internationally every year. People come for the multiple recreational opportunities, gaming and natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. As good stewards of the natural resources available at Lake Tahoe and concern to maintain the clarity of Lake Tahoe, the "8 Worlds of Tahoe" Geotourism collaboration project was formed. It is composed of an alliance between Sustainable Tahoe and Licata Hansen Associates Architecture (LHAA), community members, state, local and federal government agencies, associated green businesses, educational institutions and other Tahoe preservation groups.
The "8 Worlds of Tahoe" Geotourism project hosts an interlinking system of tourism in Lake Tahoe that protects the natural resources of Lake Tahoe while stimulating the local economy through educational programs and planned transportation around the area. The educational programs will change the "story" of Lake tahoe and the mindset for transportation throughout the area. The program embraces the conservative wisdom of the Native American Washoe families that inhabited the area 10,000 years ago and valued the sensitive balance that allows human beings to live in harmony with nature while maintaining the natural beauty of the area that attracts so many people who live and visit Lake Tahoe today.

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