North Lake Tahoe/Truckee – The Sierra State Parks Foundation is excited to bring back the Bear Box Art Fundraiser to North Lake Tahoe. This fundraiser joins the non-profit with local artists with the goal of raising funds to support our local California State Parks, supporting the local artists and beautifying Lake Tahoe one bear box at a time.

Artist Marianne Bartley with her latest Bear Box Art creation. Photo Credit: Sierra State Parks Foundation

For a donation of $500, the Sierra State Parks Foundation will match you with one of their partnered artists and help facilitate having your bear box painted in the style of your choosing. Show your Tahoe spirit with a custom decorated bear trash box at your home. Due to the popularity of this seasonal program, the Sierra State Parks Foundation recommends you do not hesitate to sign up to avoid disappointment. 

If you are interested in having your own Bear Box painted by one of the SSPF’s professional artists, information and sample artwork can be found on the SSPF website,

The Sierra State Parks Foundation believes the Lake Tahoe and Truckee area California State Parks are unique treasures worthy of our support. We fund projects and programming that connects people with our rich natural resources and cultural heritage to create a welcoming park experience. Because of our work and advocacy, our valuable State Parks will continue to be places of inspiration and education for generations to come.