Secretary for Toiyabe Chapter
|Are you someone who pays attention to detail, listens
well, and enjoys the camaraderie of meetings? You may be the
secretary that the Toiyabe Chapter so gravely needs to record its
business at quarterly meetings of the 13-member Executive Committee
(ExCom). The secretary need not be an ExCom member but can simply
be appointed by the ExCom. Travel reimbursement is given for four
meetings per year. These meetings are on Saturdays and normally
take up the entire day. The agenda is prepared in advance by
someone else, and the secretary's role is to take accurate
minutes. Electronic recording is advised but not necessary.
Timely completion of the minutes and distribution to the Executive
Committee via email is required. Assembly of the many related
reports and documents which support the minutes and which are submitted
by ExCom members is required. This package is forwarded to the
webmaster for archiving. Some additional duties between meetings
may be required, but these are minor and infrequent. Contact the
Chapter Chair David von Seggern if you are interested in this important role for the chapter.
|The Save Tahoe Bill will be heard on April 2nd
|It's Time to Act! Ask the Senate Committee on Natural Resources to Vote Yes on SB229. It's easy. Click here
to comment on a bill before the Nevada Legislature. Then select
the bill number -- SB229, click the "For" button, fill in your name and
address and click the "submit" button. If the link above doesn't work use this address: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/77th2013/A/
You may also comment using the Nevada Conservation League Tahoe Action web page at the following address: http://nevadaconservationleague.e-actionmax.com/takeaction.asp?aaid=1545
Club Sues TRPA over Plan (updated 3/1/2013)
Environmental Plan for Lake Tahoe Challenged in
[See article in Carson City Paper, The Nevada Appeal.
See Opinion in the North Lake Tahoe Paper, Sierra Sun.
See Opinion in the Reno News and Review.]
Note to TRPA lawsuit to Toiyabe Chapter members.
Press Release: 12-12-12 Local
jurisdictions given authority to approve commercial development. "Lake Tahoe took a body blow
| Sage Grouse of the Sagebrush Sea need Protection
Volunteers have worked for over a decade to see Sage Grouse return to
their status as dominate game bird of the Sagebrush Sea. The
threats to the bird's once widespread habitat now need protection as
endangered species to stop their decades long population slide and start
their recovery. Click for Chapter positions and recomendations. |
appears to weaken thresholds to protect Tahoe's water clarity and
"The" Lake is threatened by the unilateral
action of Nevada to pull-out
of the TRPA. Tahoe is one unique place on earth and can only
suffer if we go back to the 1960's free-for-all speculation pushed by
Tahoe's city governments, 5 different
county governments, and 2 state governments. We need a strong
TRPA to set the limits to protect the Lake's water clarity and
environment. The public has invested hundreds of millions in
protection; let's not destroy Tahoe's clarity through a return to
short-term thinking. See what you can do in 2013 ... More ...
- The Club has won a victory to make the TRPA
protect and restore the lake's famed clarity. More ...
| Press Release: New
Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Reduce Pollution, Spur Innovation and
Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil
are welcoming new fuel economy rules that will
almost double the efficiency of cars and trucks over the next 13
years. The move is expected to reduce pollution and dependence of
imported foreign oil and spur innovation by vehicle manufacturers. [More...]|
seeks to shut down the Reid-Gardner
|Las Vegas Channel 8: I-Team: Paiute Tribe
Partners With Environmentalists to Close Power Plant "...
fumes or gases that roll over the Moapa Reservation are
invisible, detectable only by their gag-inducing odor...." Click
see news story by George Knapp.
- Thousands of people have let the BLM know that
they do not support granting a pipeline right-of-way to the Southern
Nevada Water Authority. Thanks to all who have written and taken
Sierra Club & GBWN slams water grab ruling
by State Engineer: 'News
that Nevada State Engineer Jason King granted the Southern Nevada Water
Authority rights to pump up to 83,988 acre-feet of the groundwater from
four eastern Nevada valleys drew a swift and stern response from
pipeline opponents, who called the ruling “excessive and
- Will the Nevada
State Engineer, Jason King, decide to grant water applications filed by
the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) for its groundwater mining
project in eastern Nevada? The Engineer could approve all, some,
or none of SNWA's applications. His decision is due sometime in
March, 2012. (More ... )
temperature animation of actual temperatures from 1880's to today - watch.
the study results come too late to save the Great Basin National
Park is the question confronting Sierra Club leaders and local
residents and Park-supporters? More...
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