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Former Interior Secretary Babbitt to deliver keynote address at 2017 Lake Tahoe Summit

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The 21st annual Lake Tahoe Summit will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

The event, which examines successful environmental restoration projects and ways to address new challenges facing Lake Tahoe, will take place at the Tallac Historic Site.

A key focus of the 2017 summit will be combating the effects of climate change in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt will deliver the keynote address — a responsibility performed in 2016 by former President Barack Obama. Babbitt led the Department of the Interior, which is tasked with managing federal lands and resources, under former President Bill Clinton. Clinton has also twice served as the keynote speaker.

Additional remarks will be delivered by U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.); Reps. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), and John Garamendi (D-Calif.); Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval; and Joanne S. Marchetta, executive director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

The summit begins at 10 a.m., and registration starts at 9 a.m. The summit is free and open to the public, but people are asked to register to attend.

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Registration can be completed on the Tahoe Fund website here.

Attendees are asked to walk, ride bicycles or take public shuttles to the event, as parking space will be limited.

IF YOU GO

What: 21st Lake Tahoe Summit

Where: Valhalla Tahoe, 1 Heritage Way

When: 10 a.m. – noon Tuesday