Tahoe South Press Releases
Tahoe South Visitors Contribute Directly to Tahoe Fund’s Environmental Efforts
Tahoe South (https://tahoesouth.com/) is collaborating with the Tahoe Fund’s “Green Bucks” program to provide visitors a way to help care for Lake Tahoe’s extraordinary environment.
With "Green Bucks," visitors can voluntarily contribute to ongoing efforts to improve hiking and biking trails, fund watershed restoration projects, wildlife protection, and environmental stewardship education programs. Guests who make online purchases for events and accommodations through Tahoe South’s Activity Tickets (https://www.activitytickets.com/) can make a $1or more contribution going directly to the Tahoe Fund’s Green Bucks initiative.
More than 200 visitors have already contributed to the Green Bucks program, a joint effort of the Tahoe Fund and the Truckee River Watershed Council.
"The Green Bucks program is a way for visitors who understand the fragile nature of the lake to lend their support in Tahoe Fund's commitment to keep the lake clear for our kids, grandkids and future generations," said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. "The environmental health of the lake wins with every donation and visitors have a direct stake in our efforts to improve recreation access, resort, protect and preserve our national treasure."
Founded in 2010, the Tahoe Fund (http://www.tahoefund.org/) is a bi-state nonprofit dedicated to raising money for projects that will improve lake clarity, enhance recreation and build a stronger sense of environmental stewardship in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
“The Green Bucks program answers the question from lake visitors who ask how to help Tahoe,” said Amy Berry, CEO of the Tahoe Fund. "Our partnership with LTVA and lodging partners will only strengthen this budding new program year after year."
In addition to the collaboration with the Tahoe Fund and to complement environmental efforts, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority also "adopted" Nevada Beach for cleanup over Labor Day weekend. Staff volunteered their time to make a clean sweep of the beach.