Photos: 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit

Aug 31, 2016

On the 20th anniversary of the yearly Lake Tahoe Summit, political leaders like Senator Harry Reid, California Governor Jerry Brown, and for the first time, President Barack Obama came together to discuss their active involvement in preserving the environment and protecting national treasures like Lake Tahoe. 

Check out these photos from the Summit:

A member of the United States Secret Service keeps a lookout from a rooftop vantage point.
Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

Attendees at the 20th annual Lake Tahoe Summit wait in line for drinks and snacks.
Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

  

An attendee reads and article on watersheds.
Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) takes the stage as the first of five speakers including President Obama, the keynote speaker.
Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

 

Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

A photographer aims his camera at the stage in wait of the next speaker.
Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

President Obama smiles at a cheering crowd as he walks up to the lectern.
Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

Obama addresses nationwide nature conservation efforts and commends Harry Reid for his work in Lake Tahoe and around Nevada.
Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

 

Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

 

President Obama, Senator Reid, and others wave to members of the crowd as he leaves the stage.
Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

Brandon Flowers, lead singer of the Las Vegas-made band, The Killers, belts it out to his audience to cap off the summit.
Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio