Dollar Donations from Guests Support Tahoe Fund &
Truckee River Watershed Council
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. – May 10, 2016 – Thanks to the generosity of guests at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the ski resort recently donated a little over $48,000 in Green Bucks to the Tahoe Fund and the Truckee River Watershed Council. The donation came from dollar donations added to lift tickets, season passes and food & beverage sales during the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
“This is our third season with the Green Bucks program, and the momentum gained has been astounding,” said Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. “Together with our visitors and local residents, we have contributed $81,534 to date to two of our region’s critical environmental organizations, all just a few dollars at a time. Our pristine natural surroundings are an essential part of what makes this region special and we are proud to help preserve that legacy.”
“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 Tahoe Fund CEO Amy Berry. “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,” said Lisa Wallace, executive director of the Truckee River Watershed Council. “Conservation groups will be able to protect and restore more meadows and forests, and provide more recreation access.”
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 this extraordinary mountain environment. Through Green Bucks, local businesses allow guests to add donations to lift tickets, hotel rooms, golf rounds and meals.
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. 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 2016 ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and nearly 60 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny 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. Over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain and 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones welcome skiers and riders of all ability levels. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.
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