Taylor Creek Overlook
Total Project Cost: $48,000
Tahoe Fund Goal: $28,000
Taylor Creek is the most popular interpretive center in the Tahoe Basin. Visitation spikes in the Fall, when the Kokanee salmon begin spawning up the creek. Throngs of visitors, young and old, rush to the creek’s edge to see the waters turn alive with the bright red fish. Not surprisingly, so do the bears. Unfortunately, there is currently no proper way to responsibly protect the salmon and bears from the visitors, putting all three in danger.
The Tahoe Fund is working with the US Forest Service to design a new overlook at Taylor Creek that will provide a wonderful viewing location that will also significantly lower the issue of human-bear conflicts.
UPDATE: Thanks to our friends at Tahoe Blue Vodka, every donation was matched dollar-for-dollar. The combined generosity of our donors and Tahoe Blue Vodka has helped us reach our campaign goal for the new overlook at Taylor Creek. Construction will begin in 2017.