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Epic grant will support League’s education program

The League to Save Lake Tahoe would like to extend a big thank-you to Epic Grants, the Heavenly and Kirkwood Giving Council of Vail Resorts, which has awarded our Blue Schools program a $3,000 grant. Launched in fall 2014, Blue Schools is a collaboration between League staff and teachers in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.

The funding will help give South Tahoe High School students the chance to engage in hands-on learning about ecology and water quality in the stunning setting of their home at Lake Tahoe. For example, freshmen geography students are currently learning about efforts to manage pollution and invasive species in Lake Tahoe, while chemistry students are sampling and analyzing stormwater runoff draining directly into the lake.

The League educated more than 1,500 students in 2014, with plans to further expand the program to additional schools in 2015 thanks to support from generous funders like Epic.

Darcie Goodman Collins

Executive Director, League to Save Lake Tahoe

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