South Lake Resort’s customers support Tahoe through dollar donations on hotel rooms
LAKE TAHOE Calif. and Nev. – May 27, 2014 – MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa presented a check for $18,116 to the Tahoe Fund donation program called Green Bucks in front of the iconic entranceway to the South Lake Tahoe location. The check is courtesy of donations from guests at MontBleu who added a dollar donation onto their room nights. MontBleu joins other Green Bucks businesses from around the region, including Edgewood Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, and the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, who are helping to support the Tahoe Fund’s mission to restore and enhance the Lake Tahoe environment.
“Our guests love this incredible lake and the surrounding mountains,” said Steve Ditchkus, general manager, MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa. “We are thankful for their support as together we help to take care of Tahoe through the Green Bucks program.”
“MontBleu has been an early and strong supporter of Green Bucks and the Tahoe Fund,” said Amy Berry, CEO of the Tahoe Fund. “We are so thankful to their guests for supporting our efforts to make their time in Tahoe even more enjoyable with new bike trails and parks right out the hotel doors.”
Green Bucks is a donation program coordinated by the Tahoe Fund in partnership with the Truckee River Watershed Council. The program helps the organizations fulfill their missions to support new hiking and biking trails, watershed restoration projects, wildlife protection and other environmental stewardship programs. Local businesses can call 775-298-0035 to learn more and sign up to participate in the Green Bucks program.
Founded in 2010, the Tahoe Fund is a non-profit dedicated to building support and funding for environmental projects that will restore and enhance Lake Tahoe. The organization has funded over a dozen projects around the lake that will help restore lake clarity, improve recreation and inspire stewardship. In the South Shore, Tahoe Fund donors have helped support the Van Sickle Bi-State Park, the Rabe Meadow bike path and Asian clam control at Emerald Bay. In the North Shore, Tahoe Fund donors have helped support the restoration of Blackwood Creek and the Eagle Rock Trail, Lakeside Bike Trail, and the West Shore Bike Trail and beach improvements at Sand Harbor State Park.