Mikey Hallenbeck Memorial
Partners: US Forest Service, CalTrans
Funds Granted: $9,000
Firefighter Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck was a US Forest Service firefighter with the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit who also worked at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The 21-year-old was tragically killed in August 2015 after a dead tree fell on him while fighting a fire near Echo Summit. In October 2017, new signs were unveiled marking U.S. 50 near Echo Summit as “Firefighter Michael ‘Mikey’ Hallenbeck Memorial Highway in his honor.