Tahoe Fund Now Accepting Project Ideas Online
Nonprofit seeks solutions to the challenges facing Tahoe’s environment
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. and Nev. – November 13, 2018 – The Tahoe Fund is actively seeking new project ideas to help solve the challenges facing Lake Tahoe. The nonprofit is interested in projects that will improve lake clarity, outdoor recreation, forest resilience, transportation and stewardship. Organizations are invited to submit project ideas by January 31, 2019 at tahoefund.org/challenge.
The Tahoe Fund will select the top projects from those submitted for its 2019 Signature and Premier Project Portfolios. Ideal projects will improve Lake Tahoe’s clarity, reduce the risk of wildfire, improve transportation and expand outdoor recreation. The Tahoe Fund is also looking for ways to build a greater sense of stewardship in the Tahoe Basin.
“We are looking for great projects that could use the support of the Tahoe Fund to make sure they get done,” said Tahoe Fund Projects Committee Member Cory Ritchie. “We are looking for both early stage and late stage projects that can demonstrate real impact and the ability to leverage an investment by the Tahoe Fund for future funding.”
Since 2010, the Tahoe Fund has raised funds from private donors for more than 30 environmental improvement projects including new bike paths, watershed restorations, removal of aquatic invasive species and environmental stewardship programs. The Tahoe Fund is currently raising funds for the Desolation Wilderness Trail restoration in partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail. All dollars donated before December 31, 2018 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $40,000.
Eligible projects must be able to demonstrate that all necessary environmental permits will be obtained, enjoy strong community support, and have other sources of funding identified. Further details can be found at tahoefund.org/challenge.