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Queen of Hearts donates $10K for downtown Truckee pocket park

Special to the Sun
The park will be located at the northeast corner of Bridge and Jibboom Street in downtown Truckee.
Courtesy MAP |

Mountain Area Preservation recently received a $10,000 grant from the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation’s Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund for the planned Trout Creek Pocket Park project in downtown Truckee.

MAP is an environmental advocacy nonprofit, working for 27 years to provide a local voice for the preservation of open space, community character and smart growth development.

Since 2006, the Queen of Hearts have provided grant opportunities for community nonprofits in the areas of art, culture, public benefit, education, youth development, environment, recreation, animal welfare, and health and human services.

The TCFF/Queen of Hearts grant will specifically be used for the design, construction and installation of the educational kiosk for the Trout Creek Pocket Park.

The kiosk is intended to increase public awareness about the importance of water quality and the Trout Creek ecosystem, while including information on Historic Downtown Truckee.

“We are grateful to be selected as one of four non-profits receiving the Queen of Hearts funding through the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation program,” said Ursula Riina, development director for MAP.

“The informational kiosk will be a perfect opportunity to remind visitors at the park of the environmental and cultural aspects of our unique town.”

The Trout Creek Pocket Park will provide the community with a public green gathering space, vegetative restoration, improved water quality, creek ecosystem education, access to trail connectors and public art displays.

“MAP has worked diligently over the last seven years to bring this environmental stewardship and community benefit project to life,” said Alexis Ollar, executive director of MAP. “We are truly appreciative for all of the support and look forward to the construction and completion of the park in 2015.”

This article was submitted to the Sun by Mountain Area Preservation. For information on MAP or how you can support the Trout Creek Pocket Park, visit MountainAreaPreservation.org/ trout-creek-pocket-park or call Ursula Riina at 530-582-6751.

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