MAP November E-News eco updates

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Lake Tahoe in Autumn, Tahoe City, October 27, 2014

Lake Tahoe in Autumn, Tahoe City, October 27, 2014

Local environmental organization, Mountain Area Preservation Foundation (MAP), has sent out its November 2014 E-News to subscribers. New email subscriptions can be made here.

A grass-roots, successful local non-profit established in 1987, MAP has as its mission “to preserve the Truckee region’s community character and the natural environment for present and future generations.”

The MAP November 2014 newsletter briefly highlights modifications to the proposed draft PC-3 Joerger Ranch Specific Plan. It notes that Planned Community-3 Planning Commission Study Session will be held on November 18th, 6pm, at Town of Truckee Town Hall.

The project is located at the four corners of the Highway 267 and Brockway Road intersection. Questions? Contact Denyelle Nishimori, Planning Manager at the Town of Truckee (530) 582-2934 or

More Information on PC-3

The MAP November E-News also highlights Canyon Springs 185+ unit residential development which is proposed along the Eastern Town boundary of Truckee. According to MAP, “the proposed development will pose lasting impacts to the local community such as urban sprawl, traffic and loss of wildlife habitat for the Loyalton Deer Herd.”

MAP urges community members to submit new comment letters on the RDEIR (Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report) chapters.

The comment period will now close on November 20th, at 5pm. Written comments can be emailed to Denyelle Nishimori at Town of Truckee Planning Division,

Review Canyon Spring RDEIR Documents Here 

The newsletter also recognizes two retired MAP board members Carla Stokes and Val Kelly and introduces two new board members Robert ‘Bob’ Cohune and Ben Trustman.

A longtime resident of Truckee, Bob Cohune represented the California Department of Transportation as lead trial counsel in environmental litigation throughout southern California. Ben Trustman has lived in Truckee since he was six years old. He has a BS in ecohydrology, a MS in hydrology and currently works at the Desert Research Institute in Reno.

The newsletter also has links to the 2014 Giving Guide sponsored by the Tahoe-Truckee Community Foundation.

From November 21 through December 31st, individuals and groups can support MAP mission via

Click here to bookmark MAP page in the Giving Guide for November 21st.

The MAP newsletter also mentions that AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for anyone to support MAP every time they shop, at no cost to them.

Supporters can register MAP as their non-profit of choice during this holiday season!

The newsletter also offers a link to MAP Online Store which features extremely useful in Truckee stores MAP ChicoBag Produce Bag.

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