Johnson Meadows Acquisition
Partner: Tahoe Resource Conservation District; California Tahoe Conservancy
Total Project Cost: $8,200,000
Tahoe Fund Goal: $100,000
Johnson Meadows, 200 acres of beautiful meadow in South Lake Tahoe, is home to the last private stretch of the Upper Truckee River. Identified as the most impaired watershed in the Tahoe Basin, the Upper Truckee River is a major source of sediment and pollutants into Lake Tahoe. Acquisition of this property will allow for future restoration of the river that will have a dramatic impact on lake clarity, wildlife habitat, and recreation.
The private community has the ability to make this happen. The Tahoe Resource Conservation District is in the process of identifying more than $8 million in public funds to acquire the property, but they will likely need a private match to secure those funds. If we can raise $100,000 in private funds, we can leverage this community investment to secure the public funds needed to ensure the long-term restoration of the meadow and the Upper Truckee River.
The campaign to acquire Johnson Meadows is scheduled to launch in July 2017.