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$7,500 grant to assist with Lake Tahoe Water Trail signage

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A signage prototype is seen at Waterman's Landing in Carnelian Bay.
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Serra Business Council recently was chosen for a $7,500 Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation grant from the 2015 Nature Grant Cycle to support educational Lake Tahoe Water Trail Wayfinding Trailhead Signage.

According to the council, the signage will assist paddlers in having a safe and fun adventure, and to protect natural resources.

The grant will allow SBC “to work with lake-wide public access land managers and recreation providers to discuss the process for development and installation of coordinated educational signage at primary public launch locations, commencing with the 2016 season,” according to the council.

“The recent explosion of paddle sports at Lake Tahoe has increased the need for educating the public,” officials said. “Combining stewardship with recreation, Lake Tahoe Water Trail signage will provide useful water safety and resource conservation tips, and navigable paddle routes and distances to locate public beach access to shoreline businesses, nearby hiking trails, historic sites, lodging and campgrounds.”

The $7,500 will be used in addition to a $50,000 grant awarded in February by the California Tahoe Conservancy to manage the trail, according to SBC.

“Signage will assist recreation providers to reach and communicate with the escalating human-powered population concerning safety, regulatory restrictions, and stewardship to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and the protection of endangered Tahoe yellow cress,” officials said.

The TTCF Nature Grant Cycle provides more than $120,000 to community nonprofits working on environmental issues and environmental education programs in the Truckee, North Tahoe and Donner Summit regions.

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