Total Cost: $120,000 | Unfunded Need: $100,000
Lake Tahoe lacks a coordinated environmental interpretive program common at national parks and other national treasures to educate the public. To address this need, the Tahoe Fund has developed an interpretive signage program to inform residents and visitors about the projects underway to protect the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe and to outline simple steps each person can take to advance conservation efforts in the Basin. The Tahoe Fund is looking for donations totaling $100,000 to research, design, fabricate, and install interpretive signage at targeted locations around Lake Tahoe. Through the messaging of environmental subject matter, this Tahoe Fund educational program seeks to inspire preservation and protection of the Lake and to build a tradition of stewardship of Tahoe’s natural and cultural resources.
Projects that make a Difference
The Tahoe Fund Interpretive Signage Program is a collaborative, basin-wide, signage and education program, created to promote environmental literacy and stewardship and to amplify learning occasions for both visitors and residents alike. Tahoe’s vast acreage offers limitless interpretive opportunities to reveal meanings and to increase understanding of Lake Tahoe’s distinctive natural environment. Advancing knowledge about Lake Tahoe’s unique ecosystems is critical to the success of natural resource management (or conservation programs) and implementation of the Environmental Improvement Program (EIP). The Tahoe Fund supports Environmental Improvement Program activities aimed at repairing previous damage to the Basin and protecting against future harm.
How your Gift will benefit Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe’s existing interpretive signage is managed by a cluster of public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community groups without a common theme and consistent design. Donations to the interpretive signage program will assist the Tahoe Fund in developing a shared approach to telling the story of the environment, culture, history and people at the Lake. Creating a Tahoe sign template with a consistent design, construction, and key interpretive messages and associated funding program will streamline the signage process within public and private agencies.
The Tahoe Fund has identified the following signage needs and is currently seeking financial support to implement this program. Gifts may be directed towards the signage project of the donor’s choice.
- Burton Creek Restoration (Lake Forest) Interpretive Signage: $5,000
- Commons Beach Interpretive Signage: $5,000
- Tahoe Gateway Signage Program: $80,000
- Fanny Bridge/Gatekeeper’s Museum Signage: $5,000
- 64 Acres Interpretive Signage: $5,000
The Tahoe Fund’s educational goal of enabling individuals to experience a personal involvement and a sense of identification with Tahoe’s resources will be increased through a comprehensive interpretive plan and signage program. A stewardship ethic develops out of a process of awareness and involvement with the natural environment.
If you are interested in making a donation to support the Tahoe Fund Interpretive Signage Program, please contact Roger Kahn at 530-583-5930. Thank you for helping us make a meaningful difference in the long-term protection and enhancement of Lake Tahoe’s resources.