Environmental grants are awarded by Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation | SierraSun.com

Environmental grants are awarded by Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

TAHOE/TRUCKEE andamp;#8212; Tahoe Truckee Community Foundationandamp;#8217;s Board of Directors approved $115,000 in environmental grants at its Feb. 10 meeting. Grants were awarded by the Nature Fund and the Martis Fund. TTCFandamp;#8217;s Nature Fund is a dedicated endowment that provides funding to environment/conservation activities and environmental education programs that encourage good stewardship of this region. Established in 2006, the Martis Fund supports programs to conserve open space; manage and restore habitat and forest lands; and promote opportunities for workforce housing and related community purposes in the Martis Valley Region.

BEAR League: $5,000 for paintball guns and non-lethal ammunition to provide aversive conditioning to retrain bears to avoid humans.California Trout: $9,500 to facilitate a Fisheries Consortium that works to ensure restoration benefits to trout fisheries are optimized in conservation efforts.KidZone Museum: $5,000 to create a Sierra Nature Center where children can learn the importance and fragility of the natural environment.Mountain Area Preservation Foundation (MAPF): $8,000 for connecting the Landscape andamp;#8211; Martis Valley to Mt. Rose.Sierra Watershed Education Partnership: $10,000 to create a regional environmental youth leadership program.Sugar Pine Foundation: $8,000 to restore 50 acres of Martis Valley and Alder Creek by planting 2,500 healthy seedlings with the help of more than 200 students and volunteers.Tahoe Rim Trail Association: $2,500 to provide appropriate tools and safety equipment for volunteers on the trail.Truckee River Watershed Council: $67,000 in collaboration with the Truckee Donner Land Trust, this project addresses goals of acquisition and restoration in the Martis Valley.

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