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$128,000 Awarded to Local Environmental Projects

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Published on September 14, 2015

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For the 2015 Nature Grant Cycle, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation received seventeen grant proposals addressing the environmental health of the North Tahoe-Truckee region.  These projects, most ready to break ground, approached pressing environmental issues through collaborations and visionary solutions.

Thanks to Martis Fund’s generous matching grant of our Nature Fund, and additional community member donations, the following projects received funding.

Conservation Science Partners to build and support innovative conservation science capacity in the Truckee-Tahoe region.

Friends of Squaw Creek for restoration work on Squaw Creek Meadow.

Gateway Mountain Center to support research and educational programs in the Van Norden Meadow.

New Millennium Dive Expeditions to establish baseline water condition and clarity stations in Lake Tahoe’s near-shore zones.
Sierra Business Council to plan improved signage to direct human traffic to proper access points along Lake Tahoe’s shoreline.

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway to bring its bikeway closer to completion with construction on the Hirshdale-to-Iceland section.

Tahoe City Public Utility District for stream restoration and slope stabilization along the bike path on the Truckee River.

Tahoe Fund to support printing and winter messaging of their humorous and motivational “Take Care” stewardship signage campaign.

Tahoe Rim Trail Association for internal technology upgrades to streamline volunteer management and other operational efficiencies.

The Nature Conservancy to install solar power at Independence Lake Preserve in their efforts to get off the grid.

Trout Unlimited for their restoration project on the Little Truckee River to repopulate natural fish habitats.

Truckee Donner Land Trust to help conserve Black Wall and a ten acre section of Donner Summit.

Truckee Trails Foundation to reroute the commemorative overland Emigrant Trail for recreational enjoyment and habitat rehabilitation.

Truckee River Watershed Council for Middle Martis Creek wetlands restoration.

UC Davis towards their Tahoe Environmental Science Education program for local students.