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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Town of Truckee has scheduled an Eagle Monument Stakeholder Site Visit for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. To view the agenda for this meeting and map of sites to be toured, please visit townoftruckee.com. For more information on the Eagle Monument project, contact Jaime LaChance, Town of Truckee senior planner at 530-582-2927 or jlachance@townoftruckee.com.Autumn GEMS event announcedThursday, Sept. 27 is the annual Autumn GEMS event. If you haven’t already RSVP’d call 530-587-1776. Attend a panel discussion on the topic of andamp;#8220;Keeping Learning Alive 12 Months a Yearandamp;#8221; featuring Dr. Leri, Superintendent and Chief Learning Officer at TTUSD and three nonprofit organizations that supplement and enhance the educational experience, Adult Center in the Northstar Property Ownerandamp;#8217;s Association Recreation Center, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Visit with more than 30 nonprofit organizations that provide significant services from feeding the hungry, providing legal services, educating children, tending to trail systems, and enriching our lives through the arts, Northstar Overlook Patio, 5-6:30 p.m.Discover an organization that does just what your passion is andamp;#8230; and get involved.Autumn GEMS is produced by the Queen of Hearts Womenandamp;#8217;s Fund and sponsored by Alison Elder, Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate, proudly affiliated with Chase International.Adopt A Stream MonitoringThursday, Sept. 27-29, 8 a.m. The Watershed Council has been continuously monitoring more than 21 streams in our watershed for the past 12-plus years. All monitors are volunteers and have been trained and are willing and able to help train new team members. It can be done any time the team chooses over the three-day time period and takes about two hours. Please contact Andy Otto at the Watershed Council at 530-550-8760, ext. 3 or at aotto@truckeeriverwc.org for questions and to sign up.Scarecrows wantedAs a part of the Tahoe City Downtown Harvest Festival, andamp;#8220;Scarecrows on Paradeandamp;#8221; will be displayed in downtown Tahoe City Oct. 2-31. Last year Tahoe City had more than 60 scarecrows gracing downtown.Scarecrows can be created and displayed by anyone from the community, not just those with storefront businesses. All individuals and groups welcome. Get more info and a sign-up form at http://www.visittahoecity.com or contact the Tahoe City Downtown Association office at 530-583-3348. Scarecrows can be dropped off at Heritage Plaza by 9 am on Tuesday, Oct. 2.Inaugural Nevada County Republican Party Fall Golf ClassicSept. 30, 10:30 a.m. Northstar California Golf Course, Truckee. Fall splendor, fabulous golf course, beautiful foliage. Cost is $100 per golfer includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lunch and a beverage voucher. Hole and Cart sponsorships available. Fun, scramble format. Get your foursome together and enjoy a round of golf. Register online by visiting http://www.nevadacountygop.org.Sierra Expeditionary has openings for 2012/2013 school yearSierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) is a public charter school within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, serving grades kindergarten-seventh, and expanding to include eighth grade next year. The school currently has openings in the seventh grade class which are available on a first come first serve basis.As an Expeditionary Learning school, SELS students engage in service, conduct fieldwork with local experts, and dig deeply into authentic projects. SELSandamp;#8217; learning expeditions long term, in-depth investigations of compelling topics based on state standards immerse students in rigorous, relevant, place-based learning.Expeditionary Learning model adheres to TTUSD district and CA state standards. Developed by Outward Bound and Harvard University, the Expeditionary Learning model has been credited with improving test scores and increasing student motivation and achievement with a 18-year track record of success in schools nationwide. For additional information, please visit http://www.TruckeeCharterSchool.org.Open Water Food Web Dynamics in Lake TahoeWednesday, Oct. 3, 3:30 p.m. presentation begins (note new time andamp;#8230; moved due to presidential debate), Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive.Dr. Dave Beauchamp will share what is known about Lake trout, Kokanee salmon and Mysid shrimp interactions in the open water (pelagic zone) of Lake Tahoe based on past research and will also describe the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services efforts to fill in information gaps related to the Kokanee salmon, Mysid shrimp, and other Lake Tahoe zooplankton. He will describe how seasonal changes in environmental conditions, food supply, predation and competition influence a potential niche for Lahontan cutthroat trout.Dr. Dave Beauchamp is a Professor of Aquatic andamp; Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. His research program focuses on predator-prey interactions, bioenergetics modeling, behavioral ecology, distribution, growth, population dynamics, and food web dynamics in large western lakes, estuarine, and marine systems.For more information, contact Heather Segale at 775-881-7562 or hmsegale@ucdavis.edu or visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu/calendar/.

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