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Vail Resorts supports Trout Creek Pocket Park in Truckee

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Mountain Area Preservation is excited to announce grant support from Vail Resorts for the Trout Creek Pocket Park, located at Bridge and Jibboom streets in Historic Downtown Truckee.

Vail Resorts' EpicPromise initiative provided a grant towards the fabrication of the interpretive panels for the kiosk as well as future, alternating public art for the park.

The interpretive panels for the Pocket Park will educate and enhance the visitor experience, illustrating the unique riparian ecosystem along the creek bed and the flora and fauna that surrounds the park setting.

Future public art will highlight local environmental initiatives and stewardship messaging through collaboration between local youth and a selected artist.

In addition to the financial commitment, Vail Resorts is organizing an employee work crew from Northstar California for EpicPromise Day on Sept. 20 to assist MAP with the landscape planting, existing vegetation thinning and site clean-up along Trout Creek.

With the support of EpicPromise, foundation grants and community member donations, the Trout Creek Pocket Park and Restoration Initiative is revitalizing and restoring an urban natural resource and neglected landscape by creating a sustainable site park for visitors and locals to enjoy along the creek's edge.

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Through EpicPromise, Vail Resorts contributes $7.6 million per year in charitable donations to 250 local nonprofit partners, organizes 20,000 hours of company-sponsored employee volunteer time, and executes a variety of environmental initiatives each year.

MAP appreciates the support of Vail Resorts and believes this Community Benefit and Environmental Stewardship Project will be a catalyst for future restoration initiatives and the development of green, gathering spaces in Truckee.

But our work is not over; MAP is still in need of donations to support the fabrication of the art bike rack and future public art. Please contact Nikki Riley at 530-582-6751 or Nikki@mapf.org to contribute to the Friends of Trout Creek and learn more about the project.

This article was provided by Mountain Area Preservation. Visit mountainareapreservation.org to learn more.