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WHEREAS, for half a century, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, known as TRPA, has been at the forefront of the mission to conserve and restore Lake Tahoe’s spectacular natural environment, which has inspired so many Nevadans and Americans nationwide; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada, with cooperation from the State of California, took bold action to create TRPA, and the collaboration that led to the historic formation of the Agency was a landmark public policy achievement; and

WHEREAS, following congressional ratification and signature of the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact into law by U.S. President Richard Nixon, the agency has led the way in landscape-scale conservation and restoration initiatives for 50 years, and remains a unique example of watershed-based governance in the United States; and

WHEREAS, since its creation, TRPA has helped foster a growing spirit of partnership and collaboration by bringing together Nevada, California, federal and local governments, the Washoe Tribe, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, the private sector and the public at large to save and restore Lake Tahoe; and

WHEREAS, today, all sectors work together with TRPA to protect this outstanding natural resource and ensure that it remains a national treasure for future generations to enjoy; and   

WHEREAS, TRPA was the first bi-state, regional environmental planning agency in the country, and is a model of what is possible when government, business, and people come together for the common good of resource conservation and environmental protection; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada commends the TRPA and all its partners for a job well done, and wishes the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency continued success in years to come;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby recognize the

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TAHOE REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCY

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 16th day of December 2020.

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