Vail Resorts Dollar Donation adds up for Tahoe Fund |

Vail Resorts Dollar Donation adds up for Tahoe Fund

Bill Rock, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Northstar, passes a sizable check to Tahoe Fund CEO Amy Berry from Vail Resorts.
Courtesy Chris Bartkowski |

Employees of Vail Resorts recently presented a donation of $52,000 to the environmental nonprofit Tahoe Fund at Northstar California.

The donation is a result of contributions from guests at Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood, who generously gifted a dollar while purchasing online lift tickets, season passes, lodging and rounds of golf.

This is the third annual donation the Tahoe Fund has received through the ongoing dollar program, bringing the grand total of donations from guests of Vail Resorts in the Tahoe area to more than $100,000.

“The Tahoe Fund brings together the community’s key players to protect Lake Tahoe while at the same time working to provide trails and access to one of the most incredible places on the planet,” said Bill Rock, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Northstar. “Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood are very proud to support the Tahoe Fund. With their vision, the Fund is instilling passion with our guests and inspiring an entire group of people to help in the mission.”

“Guests at Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood, are showing that dollar donations can really add up to help us take care of Tahoe,” said Cindy Gustafson, volunteer board member and chair of the Tahoe Fund development committee. “We are so thankful for the support of Vail Resorts and their guests.”

Founded in 2010, the Tahoe Fund is a nonprofit dedicated to raising money for projects that will improve lake clarity, enhance recreation and inspire environmental stewardship in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The organization has funded two high priority watershed restoration projects, the Blackwood Creek/Eagle Rock Trail restoration on the West Shore and the Incline/3rd Creek Restoration on the North Shore; segments of the Lake Tahoe Bikeway in Tahoe City, the West Shore and South Lake Tahoe; environmental and recreational improvements at Sand Harbor State Park, Van-Sickle Bi-State Park and Washoe Meadows State Park; Asian Clam removal at Emerald Bay; a Tahoe Beaches App; and the UC Davis “State of the Lake” report.

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