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2011 Project Investments

Tahoe Fund is honored to be able to invest $50,000 this year in three projects that represent the types of projects and programs that meet our goals and mission. As our donor base increases, we will be able to expand the depth and breadth of our investments in conservation, recreation and education/stewardship projects across the Tahoe Basin.

Van Sickle Bi-State Park Operating Support
Nevada Division of State Lands; California Tahoe Conservancy – $25,000

Opened in summer 2011, Van Sickle Bi-State Park is one of the few bi-state parks in the United States that provides access to both sides of a state line.  The park’s unique location, close to the concentration of tourist and residential accommodations near Heavenly Village and the Stateline Casino Core, provides the opportunity for people to access Tahoe’s outdoor environment on foot from their lodging.  The Daggett Summit Spur trail, also completed in 2011, provides an integral connection from Van Sickle Bi‐State Park to the famed Tahoe Rim Trail, designated by National Geographic Adventure magazine in 2006 as one of the nation’s top ten trails. 

Tahoe City Lakeside Bike Trail
Tahoe City Public Utility District – $20,000

This project provides a critical missing link in the Lake Tahoe Bikeway through the heart of Tahoe City. It provides a walkable, bikeable greenway from public properties at either end of Tahoe City through the commercial core area. The project includes the construction of Class 1 trail connecting the existing 19-mile network of trails on the North Shore, West Shore, and Truckee River; public vistas, interpretive signage, benches, and ADA accessibility to State recreational facilities.

State of the Lake Report
UC Davis – $5,000

Th is annual report is essential reading for the latest information on the health of Lake Tahoe, but when budget cuts jeopardized its production, the Tahoe Fund stepped in to close the funding gap. Th e annual UC Davis Tahoe State of the Lake Report is intended to inform non-scientists about how natural variability and human activity aff ect the lake’s clarity, physics, chemistry, and biology.