Guests Donate $43,235 to Green Bucks

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Guests of Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Donate $43,235 to Health and Clarity of Lake Tahoe & Truckee River with Green Bucks 

$1 donations from guests add up in support of Truckee River Watershed Council and The Tahoe Fund

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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] June 6, 2018 – Thanks to the incredible generosity of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows’ guests, the ski resort recently donated $43,235 to the Tahoe Fund and the Truckee River Watershed Council. This donation came from individual dollar donations that guests added to lift ticket and season pass sales during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. These donations—called “Green Bucks”— have helped in funding projects such as the restoration of the Truckee River from Tahoe City to Alpine Meadows and removing aquatic invasive weeds from Lake Tahoe.

Green Bucks is a partner program between the Tahoe Fund and the Truckee River Watershed Council that aims to harness the passion of visitors and residents to help care for our extraordinary mountain environment. Through Green Bucks, local businesses across the area allow guests to add donations to lift tickets, hotel rooms, golf rounds and meals.

“A huge thank-you to all of the guests of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for helping to support our efforts to preserve the Tahoe environment,” said Amy Berry, CEO of the Tahoe Fund. “It is simply amazing to see how these dollar donations add up to a huge amount of support.”

“Thanks to the business community and their guests, conservation groups will be able to protect and restore more meadows and forests, and provide more recreation access,” said Lisa Wallace, Executive Director of the Truckee River Watershed Council. 

Together with the resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows guests give $40,000 annually to clear lakes and streams in the local area through these two critical organizations. To learn more about what Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows guests make possible, visit squawalpine.com/community.

About Truckee River Watershed Council
The Truckee River Watershed Council brings the community together for the Truckee. It focuses on collaborative solutions for the protection, enhancement and restoration of the Truckee River watershed.  http://www.truckeeriverwc.org/

About the Tahoe Fund
The mission of Tahoe Fund is to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin by building broad support and funding for projects and programs that increase the enjoyment of the region for current and future generations. The Fund focuses grants on the core areas of conservation, recreation and education/stewardship.

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the third year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.
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