Long-time Environmental Advocate to Bolster Nonprofit’s Conservation Efforts in Tahoe
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. and TAHOE CITY, Calif. – Aug 6, 2013 – The Tahoe Fund, the first and only nonprofit in the Tahoe Basin dedicated to raising money for environmental improvement projects, today announced the addition of Warner Chabot to its board of directors. Currently CEO of Warner Chabot and Associates, an independent environmental policy, strategic planning and political advocacy consulting firm, Chabot was formerly the CEO of the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), the political arm of California’s environmental movement, and Vice President for Campaign Strategies at the national ocean policy organization Ocean Conservancy.
“Warner has tremendous experience protecting the environment throughout California and the nation,” said Tahoe Fund Board Chair Tim Cashman. “It is an honor to welcome him to our board and bring his environmental talents to the work we are doing for Tahoe.”
“I have spent most of my life working hard to ensure we have clean air and water for our future generations,” said Warner Chabot. “I was inspired by my grandson to join the Tahoe Fund board and its donors in their efforts to continue to restore and improve the Tahoe environment for his and future generations.”
Founded in 2010, the organization has funded high priority watershed restoration projects such as the Blackwood Creek/Eagle Rock Trail restoration on the West Shore and the Incline/3rd Creek Restoration on the North Shore; segments of the Tahoe Bikeway in Tahoe City and South Lake Tahoe; the Van-Sickle Bi-State Park in South Lake Tahoe; and the UC Davis “State of the Lake” report.
The Tahoe Fund is currently raising money for four 2013 Signature Projects that include beach improvements at Sand Harbor State Park, Asian Clam control in Emerald Bay, a mile of bike trail along the West Shore, and a new bridge across Angora Creek in the Washoe Meadows State Park. In addition, the Tahoe Fund is hosting its 3rd Annual Founders Circle Summer Dinner on August 18th as it actively seeks Founders Circle donors to meet a $1,000,000 fundraising goal. For more information please visit www.tahoefund.org.
Tahoe Fund Board Member, Warner Chabot
About the Tahoe Fund
The mission of Tahoe Fund is to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin by building broad support and funding for projects and programs that increase the enjoyment of the region for current and future generations. The Fund focuses grants on the core areas of conservation, recreation and education/stewardship.