"Together, we can protect Lake Tahoe for future generations."

Download FREE beginning April 20, 2024!
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Book Cover for With Love From Tahoe by Kristen Schwartz

Embark on a stewardship journey in my new all-ages book, "With Love, From Tahoe—Stories About Simple Things We Can Do to Protect Lake Tahoe." As an illustrator and storyteller at Lake Tahoe for over 35 years, I created this book to be more than a collection of stories; it's a call to action.


Why Lake Tahoe?

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains, this jewel is approximately two million years old and the homeland of the Waší∙šiw (Washoe) Tribe—first people of dáɁaw (Lake Tahoe). It beckons millions of global visitors each year to its 75-mile shoreline, offering breathtaking views, diverse wildlife, and extensive trails. But so much human activity is causing harm. It's more than just a picturesque destination; it is home. Watching its destruction is heartbreaking.

What's Inside?

Discover the threats that Lake Tahoe faces and gain insights into simple, actionable steps we can all take to protect this natural wonder. Through short, illustrated stories featuring fictional characters, I share the 'why' behind the warnings we hear of what not to do. These stories inform and inspire, offering a shift in awareness without overwhelming readers.

Author's Inspiration

My journey in creating this project began several years ago with the book Saving Us by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy. Dr. Hayhoe emphasizes the power of taking local action using our individual skills to discuss environmental challenges. Fueled by this inspiration, the idea for my book was born, and I received a microgrant from the City of South Lake Tahoe Arts, Culture, and Tourism Commission to produce it.

Join the Movement

Starting April 20, 2024, With Love, From Tahoe will be available for FREE download in English and Spanish. Whether you're a Tahoe local or a visitor, this book invites you to learn something new and become a part of the conversation about preserving Lake Tahoe for future generations.

Spread the Word

Help me protect Lake Tahoe by sharing this book with your community. Each download contributes to a collective effort to foster a deeper connection with nature in Tahoe and everywhere we go.

Thank you for being a steward of Lake Tahoe's future!

(Supported in part by the City of South Lake Tahoe)

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Join the Celebration!

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Find out more about my storytelling projects at this link.