The League to Save Lake Tahoe has received a $60,000 Wells Fargo grant to support volunteer programs that protect water quality, the organization announced Monday.
The grant is part of a $3 million Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities grant program across 64 community-based nonprofits nationwide to help support land and water conservation, energy efficiency, infrastructure and educational outreach, a press release stated.
“We are very pleased to receive this highly competitive Wells Fargo environmental grant,” League Executive Director Darcie Goodman-Collins stated in the release. “We’ll be using the grant to enhance volunteer programs that engage communities in reducing the impact of stormwater runoff and erosion, including storm drain marking, riparian habitat restoration along the Upper Truckee River and our new storm drain monitoring program, Pipe Keepers.”
The League was named among 64 nonprofit recipients of Wells Fargo’s 2013 Environmental Solutions for Communities grant program across the country in honor of Earth Day.
The community and environmental impacts of all grants will be measured and reported, the release stated.