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Keep Squaw True Community Update in Squaw Valley—Sept. 18

You’ve seen the movie; come get an update!

Now that we’ve released The Movie to Keep Squaw True to streaming, we’re hosting a Keep Squaw True Community Update on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Squaw Valley Public Utility District Meeting Room.

And you’re invited!

Sierra Watch Executive Director Tom Mooers will help review Alterra Mountain Company’s current development proposals and what they would mean to Squaw Valley and the Tahoe-Truckee Region.

We’ll also provide an update on the grassroots campaign to Keep Squaw True, including a summary of our two legal challenges against Placer County’s illegal approvals.

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Pictured: Keeping Squaw True in Tahoe City

Background: Ski resort conglomerate Alterra Mountain Company proposes to re-make Squaw Valley and North Tahoe with development that would include a series of high-rise condo hotels and a 90,000 square-foot indoor waterpark—as wide as a Walmart and nearly three times as tall. 

The project would take 25 years to construct, add thousands of car trips to Tahoe’s crowded roads, threaten the lake’s famed clarity—and put public safety at risk.  In the event of wildfire, it would take more than ten hours to evacuate Squaw Valley.

In response, Sierra Watch launched the campaign to Keep Squaw True, recruiting thousands of volunteers in a growing grassroots movement. Learn more by watching the movie: https://www.sierrawatch.org/keep-squaw-true-movie/

To reserve a seat or learn more about the Keep Squaw True Community Update, contact Sierra Watch Field Manager, Chase Schweitzer, at cschweitzer@sierrawatch.org. This is a fully-accessible event, drop-ins welcome!squaw movie