NCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. and TAHOE CITY, Calif. April 19, 2018 – The Tahoe Fund has expanded its Advisory Council to include the Forest Supervisor of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Jeff Marsolais, and the Executive Director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Joanne Marchetta. Marsolais and Marchetta add federal and regional agency representation to the council that already includes Patrick Wright, Executive Director of the California Tahoe Conservancy and Jim Lawrence, Deputy Director of Nevada’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
“The role of the Advisory Council is to provide counsel and advice to the Tahoe Fund Board as we develop and prioritize our initiatives,” said Board Chair, Art Chapman. “By adding these representatives to the council, we are rounding out the breadth of advice we receive from our important public agency partners.”
“With the ecological challenges we face around the Basin, the Tahoe Fund is a model in bringing together the public-private partnerships that can address those challenges,” said Marsolais. “The Tahoe Fund has been a wonderful partner and I look forward to serving on the Advisory Council.”
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“The Tahoe Fund plays an important role in the work everyone is doing to help improve the Tahoe environment,” said Marchetta. “It is an honor to serve in advisory capacity to help the organization as it continues to grow into a major source of funding for critical environmental improvement projects around Lake Tahoe.”
The Tahoe Fund was founded in 2010 to work with the private community to support environmental improvement projects that restore lake clarity, enhance outdoor recreation, promote healthier forests, improve transportation and inspire greater stewardship of the region. Through the generous support of private donors, the Tahoe Fund has leveraged more than $2 million in private funds to secure more than $40 million in public funds for more than 25 environmental projects. The projects include new sections of the Lake Tahoe Bikeway, restoration of watersheds, removal of aquatic invasive species, forest health projects, public beach improvements, and stewardship programs. For more information please visit www.tahoefund.org.