Tahoe Conservancy Grants $84,000 to the waterman foundation
Grants Support Programs to Improve Outdoor Equity, Extend Tahoe’s Shared-Use Trail Network were awarded in South Lake Tahoe, December 14, 2023 by the California Tahoe Conservancy.
The California Tahoe Conservancy Board has awarded four grants, totaling $409,000, to nonprofit organizations to improve equitable access to Lake Tahoe’s beaches, trails, and mountains. “Expanding opportunities for people to enjoy the extraordinary recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin is a core part of our mission,” said Conservancy Board Chair Adam Acosta. “Work funded by these grants will help underserved and underrepresented people overcome physical barriers to accessing outdoor experiences.”
At its meeting today, the Conservancy Board authorized the grants to improve equitable access by investing in programs and projects that serve people of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, and backgrounds. The waterman Foundation is beyond excited to be one of the grantee recipient because Lake Tahoe is a world-class outdoor recreation destination and many people face barriers to accessing and enjoying its opportunities, the Watermans Foundation will fulfill their mission to provide the gift of paddling and put more people on Tahoe Waters of Lake Tahoe. The Watermans foundation was awarded $84,000 to provide transformative paddling experiences—based at a lakefront Conservancy property in Carnelian Bay—for under-resourced youth, people confronting physical disabilities, and those facing mental health challenges.
Congrats to all the additional grantees:
The board of directors at the Watermans Foundation would like to sincerely thank the team at the CTC (California Tahoe Conservancy) and the Board of Directors for believing in their mission.