by Michele Prestowitz, Development Manager
In 2012, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows pledged $25,000 in financial support for the restoration and protection work of the Truckee River Watershed Council (TRWC). This pledge will be fulfilled by payments of $5,000 a year for five years.
“The Truckee River Watershed Council plays an important role in restoring and protecting the creeks, meadows, and wildlife habitat of our area,” said Andy Wirth, President and CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. “Their work benefits the environment, our community and the local economy. We hope our contribution will encourage more involvement from the public.”
The five-year pledge from Squaw and Alpine increases TRWC’s ability to tackle 50 priority projects to solve our watershed’s largest problems. For example, this summer TRWC began construction in Coldstream Canyon. This project will increase wetland habitat by an acre and eliminate nearly 5 tons of eroded soil from the canyon. Other projects include the work on the main stem of the Truckee River, Martis Creek, and Gregory Creek in Negro Canyon.
“Many thanks to Squaw and Alpine for their support. We look forward to continuing working with them,” says Lisa Wallace, Executive Director of TRWC.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass. For more information about Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, visit www.squaw.com or www.skialpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206.