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Sunshine Letter | Alpenglow Sports’ Winter Film Series benefits Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships

Operating in the Truckee-Tahoe Unified School District since 1966, SWEP programs have engaged over 9,000 students in grades K-12.

Winter Film Series benefits SWEP

Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, SWEP, would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Alpenglow, Tahoe City. Brendan Madigan and the Alpenglow staff dedicated proceeds from two of their popular Winter Film Series.

On Feb. 27 a series of small films were presented inside Alpenglow to a packed house. On March 13, Alpenglow presented an evening with North Face athlete Emily Harrington, who narrated slides and a video of her climb of Mt. Everest and Big Wall climbing in Morocco.

Several hundred folks attended both events and supported SWEP through the sale of raffle tickets, donations and admission costs. Raffle prizes included snowshoes, back packs, climbing shoes from Alpenglow and sponsored items from North Face and Smith.

SWEP received a total of $2,700 towards its Winter Discover Program.

The Winter Discovery Program is an official Snow School site that works to provide winter ecology field trips that combine science explorations with cross country skiing and basic winter skills. SWEP partners with Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association to hold these classes at the yurt at Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area.

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SWEP promotes environmental stewardship by connecting students to their community and local environment through comprehensive watershed education and service learning. SWEP fulfills its mission through collaboration with local teachers, school districts, community partners such as Alpenglow, and individuals.

For information and participation as a partner or volunteer, visit http://www.4swep.org.

Team SWEP