Did you know that when you visit Blue Angel Café you’re helping the Lake Tahoe environment? That’s right! $1 of every check goes to support the Tahoe Fund’s efforts to improve the area. We don’t just talk the talk… we walk the walk! Because of you, our loyal customers, we raise over $8,000 a year to ensure the completion of trail construction & restoration projects.
What is the Tahoe Fund planning for 2018?
“The proof is in the pudding” as the saying goes, so what is the Tahoe Fund planning for this year? There are now three new signature projects that need our support. Each one will improve outdoor recreation in the Tahoe Basin while restoring the natural environment and they are:
Desolation Trail Restoration
Desolation Wilderness is one of the most scenic hiking and backpacking destinations on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Due to extreme weather events and increased use of the trail, safety and recreational experience have been impacted, along with water quality due to erosion. Right now, every dollar raised will be matched up to $40,000 to prevent erosion and improve the trail.
Sugar Pine Plantings
Due to a combination of historic logging, fire suppression which favors other species and native and non-native pathogens, Lake Tahoe’s beloved sugar pines make up a smaller percentage of the forest each year. The Sugar Pine Foundation has set a goal of planting 10,000 new seedlings in the next two years with the help of residents, visitors, school children and service organizations.
Kings Beach Trail
A family-friendly, multi-use trail and wonderful recreational amenity located off Beaver Street and extending north to the Tahoe Rim Trail. The project aims to transform the current Off Highway Vehicle trail for use by mountain bikes, motor bikes, hikers and equestrians while also reducing erosion problems. The redesigned trail will help prevent the flow of sediment from the eroding trail into Griff Creek and ultimately Lake Tahoe.
If you want to learn more about any of these projects or others that are already in progress, be sure to check out their website. So, the next time you come to the Blue Angel Café & Catering Company, just remember that your meal isn’t only tasty but also good for Lake Tahoe!