Working with public agencies and neighboring communities.
The association has been actively participating in several local and basin-wide coordinating committees and task groups. TKPOA has worked with TRPA and TRCD for the study and testing of control methods of aquatic invasive plants and fish. We are working with the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board on development of a WDR permit, and a process for permitting the use of synthetic bottom-barriers by individual property owners. TKPOA has retained the services of Sierra Ecosystem Associates to help chart the course on environmental documentation for an Integrated Management Plan for the Keys lagoons.
Below you can also read about some of the programs that TKPOA members have taken part in:
Eyes on The Lake
Eyes on the Lake is a volunteer program in which water recreationists report information about locations of aquatic invasive species. Swimmers, boaters, snorklers, SCUBA divers and fishermen are all welcome to join the effort. Tahoe Keys homeowners volunteered and have hosted seminars by The League To Save Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe Keys POA members getting their hands wet at an Eyes on the Lake seminar.
Pipe Keepers is a volunteer-based pipe outflow monitoring program. The program examines pollution levels in water being released from storm drains throughout Tahoe's shoreline and its tributaries to see if it should be an area of heightened concern.
Polar Bear Plunge Fundraiser
The first Polar Bear Plunge was held in February 2013. This is a charity event sponsored by the TKPOA where all the proceeds goes to the Christmas Cheer Food Bank in South Lake Tahoe. We get together, dressed up or not, and take a plunge in the lake from the beach at the Tahoe Keys Pavilion. Coffe, Hot Choclate and Muffins is served. The Fire Department will be on hand in the water for safety. Snowman building contest for the kids and best dressed awards for the Plungers. The cost is $25 per person to take the Plunge. Anyone can sponsor themselves or someone else. We ask that all people who come to watch bring a Can of Food to donate to Christmas Cheer Food Bank.
Communicating with TKPOA members
The association uses a variety of media and human resources in its efforts to inform and educate members and their guests.
- Pavilion office Front desk staff. Owners, guests and visitors of the Tahoe Keys may receive a wide variety of information from a “live” person at the pavilion front desk. These folks can help you with almost any question related to the Keys, or will find someone for you who can.
- The TKPOA website is the official communication forum for property owners. Here are published the associations bylaws, CC&Rs, positions on various issues, meeting and event calendars, staff, committee and Board contact lists.
- he Keys Breeze magazine is published bi-monthly and goes to every owner of record. Members may also view back issues of the magazine on this TKPOA website.