Every hour flown by Mountain Lion Aviation this year has helped the Tahoe Fund get more work done on the ground to improve the Lake Tahoe environment.
At the beginning of the year, the private aviation charter company teamed up with the Tahoe Fund to donate funds for every hour flown. Now, they have contributed nearly $17,000 to support projects that are helping lower and sequester carbon emissions, including:
- Forest health projects that help reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and its polluting emissions. Funds will be channeled to the Smartest Forest Fund, which supports innovative projects and new technology to improve forest health.
- Transportation projects that reduce vehicle miles traveled and carbon emissions, such as the TART Connect program, which offers free, on-demand public transportation across the region.
- Watershed restoration projects that help improve lake clarity, reduce the prevalence of aquatic invasive species, and strengthen habitat and ecological health, especially in the Greater Upper Truckee Watershed, the largest and most impaired watershed in the region.
This partnership is part of the Tahoe Fund’s $1 for Tahoe program. Created to offer a simple way for those who love Tahoe to help make it even better, the $1 for Tahoe program raises money to restore and improve the environment and enhance recreational opportunities.
Proceeds from the $1 for Tahoe program support the efforts of the Tahoe Fund in its mission to improve the Lake Tahoe environment for all to enjoy. To learn more about how to get involved, visit: www.tahoefund.org.