Organizations invited to submit project ideas online
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. and Nev. – November 17, 2016 – The Tahoe Fund has opened its online project submission portal for environmental organizations that would like to partner with the Tahoe Fund to help solve environmental challenges at Lake Tahoe. Organizations are invited to submit project ideas by January 29, 2017 at http://www.tahoefund.org/submit-a-project/.
The Tahoe Fund is seeking projects for its 2017 Signature and Premier Project Portfolios. These are late-stage projects that will improve Lake Tahoe’s environment by enhancing the water quality of the Lake, restoring watersheds, providing healthier forests, improving transportation and fostering outdoor recreation. The organization also seeks projects to build a greater sense of stewardship in the Tahoe Basin.
“We want to continue to help solve the environmental challenges at Tahoe with the great support of the private community,” said Tahoe Fund Projects Committee Co-Chair, Jim Lawrence. “We are looking for project ideas that need our support to be completed.”
Since 2010, the Tahoe Fund has raised funds from private donors for more than 20 environmental improvement projects including new bike paths, watershed restorations, removal of aquatic invasive species and environmental stewardship programs. The organization is actively raising funds for two 2016 Signature Projects: the new Taylor Creek Overlook that will improve the visitor experience for the people and bears at the Basin’s most popular visitor center; and the Rubicon/Lighthouse Trail Restoration at Bliss State Park.
Eligible projects must be able to demonstrate that all environmental permits will be obtained, enjoy strong community support, and have other sources of funding identified. Further details can be found at http://www.tahoefund.org/submit-a-project/.