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Tahoe Fund seeks donations for trio of 2016 signature projects

Special to the Sun

The Tahoe Fund is kicking off its 2016 fundraising season with the announcement of three new Signature Projects that will help improve outdoor recreation in the Basin while restoring Tahoe’s environment.

The projects include a new overlook at Taylor Creek on the South Shore that aims to lower the potential of human/bear conflicts at the Basin’s most popular visitor center; a new 2-mile section of bike path at the top of Dollar Hill that will one day connect Tahoe City to Tahoe Vista; and the reroute and restoration of the Rubicon Trail and Lighthouse at Bliss State Park that will improve usability and erosion issues.

“Private donors can really make a difference for the Tahoe environment,” said Tahoe Fund CEO Amy Berry. “With their generous support, we can make sure these important projects happen so we can all enjoy Tahoe while helping to preserve it.”

The Tahoe Fund focuses on environmental improvement projects that will restore lake clarity, improve outdoor recreation and inspire greater stewardship of the region.

Through the generous support of private donors, the Tahoe Fund has supported 15 environmental improvement projects since its founding in 2010.  The projects include new sections of the Lake Tahoe Bikeway, restorations of watersheds, removal of aquatic invasive species, public beach improvements, and stewardship programs.

The Incline to Sand Harbor Bike Path, the Fund’s largest project to date, will break ground in August.

This article was provided by the Tahoe Fund. Visit tahoefund.org or email info@tahoefund.org to learn more.