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League to Save Lake Tahoe gets $235K from Heller Foundation

Tribune staff report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE –The Clarence E. Heller Foundation has donated $235,000 to the League to Save Lake Tahoe.

Of that sum, $35,000 was given to support the League’s land-use planning program, which “ensures strong environmental regulation surrounding development at Lake Tahoe,” according to a League press release.

The other $200,000 was added to the Clarence E. Heller Endowment, the League’s largest endowment.

“The grant strengthens our ability to closely monitor development plans and project for compliance with the Tahoe regional plan’s strong environmental requirements,” League Executive Director Darcie Goodman Collins said in a statement. “We can then pass this information on to community members, empowering them to participate actively in the planning process. We are also thrilled by the endowment donation, which ensures the organization’s long-term sustainability and strength, allowing us to build on our 60-year legacy.”

According to the League, the three components of the land-use planning program includes strong advocacy through policy analysis and public comments, community engagement and education on important policy issues and working with Tahoe stakeholders to find solutions to “sticky” issues.

Specifically, the $35,000 allows the League to strengthen its area plan work.

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