Nevada State Parks is delighted to announce that its nominee, Amy Berry, has been chosen to be the recipient of the prestigious Rockefeller-Udall Award by leaders of America’s State Parks during the 2023 National Association of State Parks Directors Conference, hosted this year in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Named in honor of Laurance Rockefeller and Stewart Udall, this award celebrates an individual who has a legacy of unwavering dedication to enhancing America’s state parks in a meaningful capacity, be it on the national, regional, or local scale.
As CEO of the Tahoe Fund, Amy has raised more than $20 million from private donors to fund more than 130 environmental improvement projects, working with more than 50 partners. Under Amy’s leadership, the Tahoe Fund has provided vital support for various capital improvement projects, played a pivotal role in the restoration efforts of Lake Tahoe, and generated several strategic planning documents that will guide the Tahoe Basin for decades to come.
The Tahoe Fund’s essential role in the Lake Tahoe Basin stems from its commitment to fostering partnerships, actively engaging with the community, and cultivating innovative ideas centered on problem-solving. Amy’s ability to bring together businesses, non-profit organizations, individuals, and government agencies to secure funding, formulate plans, and tackle the challenges facing the Lake Tahoe Basin is what has led to the success of these efforts. Ranging from the East Shore Trail to the Spooner Lake and Backcountry Visitor Center & Amphitheater, among other vital projects, the generous funding provided by the Tahoe Fund will have a lasting positive impact on park visitors for years to come.
Nevada State Parks is grateful to the dedication and partnership of Amy Berry and the Tahoe Fund and congratulates her on receiving the much-deserved Rockefeller-Udall Award.