Partners: US Forest Service, Nevada State Parks, Take Care Tahoe
What was an out-of-control, unsightly and all too common practice at Tahoe snow play areas has a champion to control abandoned sleds.
After seeing the mountains littered with trash and debris after big snow weekends, the Tahoe Fund brought together several organizations to discuss potential solutions to solve the problem of people leaving their sleds and garbage behind on the slopes.
The solution was a sled corral, installing a pilot site at Spooner Summit which soon expanded to other popular recreation areas. Working with the U.S. Forest Service, sled debris was collected in “corrals” where visitors could place their broken plastics.
The Forest Service and Tahoe Fund donated materials to create the sled corral and the accompanying Take Care Tahoe signage. Volunteers installed the corral and cleaned out and transported the sled debris to a nearby dumpster donated by Nevada State Parks. Sled Corrals are now being used in high use sled areas around the Tahoe Region.