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Volunteers adopt Tahoe gateway signs along Nevada highways

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Mark, Lisa, and Sarah Bruce and Joy and Chris Benna have adopted the gateway sign on the Mount Rose Highway.

Volunteers have stepped up to adopt and maintain the decorative gateway signs installed recently along the three Nevada highways leading into the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The gateway signs read, "Entering the Lake Tahoe Watershed ­— Help Protect It!"

They are meant to remind the millions of people who visit Tahoe each year they are entering a special place and share a duty to help protect its famously clear waters and unique environment.

The signs are near Daggett Summit on Nevada highway 207, Spooner Summit on U.S. Highway 50, and on Nevada Highway 431 (Mount Rose Highway).

They were installed by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, with grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, and Nevada Division of State Lands.

The Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club has adopted the gateway signs located near Daggett and Spooner summits.

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"The signs placed at access points to the Tahoe Basin watershed are meaningful reminders of the natural wonder Lake Tahoe represents to both visitors and residents," said Greg Felton, Past President of The Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club. "Rotary is delighted to participate in this effort to increase awareness of our gem of the Sierra."

The Mark and Lisa Bruce and Chris and Joy Benna families, of Reno, have adopted the gateway sign installed on Mount Rose.

"Spending time with our families at Lake Tahoe helps us reflect on the past and think about our future. Every image is majestic. We are excited to be part of its preservation," said Mark Bruce, a member of TRPA's Governing Board.

For information about the signs or TRPA, visit trpa.org or contact Tom Lotshaw, TRPA's public information officer, at 775-589-5278.