Guests of Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Donate $43,235 to Watershed Health and Lake Clarity with Green Bucks
$1 donations from guests add up in support of Tahoe Fund and Truckee River Watershed
[Olympic Valley, Calif.]—June 7, 2018—Thanks to the outstanding generosity of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows’ guests, the ski resort recently donated $43,235 to the Tahoe Fund and the Truckee River Watershed Council. This donation came from individual dollar donations that guests added to lift ticket and season pass sales during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. These donations—called “Green Bucks”— have helped in funding projects such as the restoration of the Truckee River from Tahoe City to Alpine Meadows and removing aquatic invasive weeds from Lake Tahoe.
Green Bucks is a partner program between the Tahoe Fund and the Truckee River Watershed Council that aims to harness the passion of visitors and residents to help care for our extraordinary mountain environment. Through Green Bucks, local businesses across the area allow guests to add donations to lift tickets, hotel rooms, golf rounds and meals.
“A huge thank-you to all of the guests of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for helping to support our efforts to preserve the Tahoe environment,” said Amy Berry, CEO of the Tahoe Fund. “It is simply amazing to see how these dollar donations add up to a huge amount of support.”
“Thanks to the business community and their guests, conservation groups will be able to protect and restore more meadows and forests, and provide more recreation access,” said Lisa Wallace, Executive Director of the Truckee River Watershed Council.
Together with the resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows guests give $40,000 annually to restore lakes and streams in the local area through these two critical organizations. To learn more about what Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows guests make possible, visit squawalpine.com/community.