TAHOE FUND SUPPORTS NEW FEDERAL LAKE TAHOE RESTORATION ACT

TAHOE FUND SUPPORTS NEW FEDERAL LAKE TAHOE RESTORATION ACT

Bill introduced by Feinstein will provide necessary support for Environmental Improvements

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. and TAHOE CITY, Calif. – Aug 1, 2013 – The Tahoe Fund today announced its support for the new Lake Tahoe Restoration Act (LTRA) introduced to the Senate by Senator Dianne Feinstein with the support of Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Senators Dean Heller and Barbara Boxer. LTRA calls for $415 million dollars over a ten -year period to support critical environmental improvements around the Basin.

“LTRA 2013 recognizes the important work that must be done to continue to protect this incredible national treasure,” said Tahoe Fund CEO Amy Berry. “The private community will be inspired to support these efforts that ensure the long-term sustainability of Lake Tahoe”

The Tahoe Fund is the first and only nonprofit in the Tahoe Basin dedicated to raising private support and dollars to support environmental improvements. Started in 2010, the Fund collaborates with the public agencies in the Basin to develop strong public-private partnerships that will help to restore the Lake’s famed clarity, improve outdoor recreation and build a stronger sense of environmental stewardship in the Basin.

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