Put Truckee Tahoe on the map! | SierraSun.com

Put Truckee Tahoe on the map!

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TAHOE/TRUCKE, Calif. and#8212; Residents of the Truckee area of the Sierra Nevada can nominate their favorite destinations, local characters, historic sites, galleries, restaurants, scenic views, lakes, hiking trails, and other special places of interest to be included in National Geographic Society’s interactive online Geotourism MapGuide. The Truckee community workshop on submitting successful nominations will be held (press and public invited) Council Chambers, Truckee Town Hall, Truckee, Wednesday, June 30, 8:30 a.m.

The National Geographic Society has partnered with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and Sierra Business Council to invite local Sierra residents to capture the history and heritage of the Sierra Nevada Region in an interactive website and WebMap. Geotourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place and#8212; its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents. Keep in mind that Geotourism helps travelers to tread lightly and enjoy a locale’s sense of place.

The initial nomination period for the Tahoe Emigrant Corridor (counties of Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, Washoe, Douglas, and Carson City) opened on June 2 and goes through August 2010. Local residents and can log on to http://www.SierraNevadaGeotourism.org to place a nomination of a destination to be included in the WebMap.

Nomination Workshops will be held throughout the region to show an insider’s view on how to submit a nomination, navigate the website and to discuss how geotourism benefits our communities.

and#8212; Submitted to the Sun via e-mail to aedgett@sierrasun.com

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