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Tahoe Rim Trail Association receives grant

Staff reports

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from a Reno-based foundation.

The grant, provided by the E.L. Cord Foundation, will assist the organization in its mission to enhance, expand and promote the trail.

The E.L. Cord Foundation provides grants to organizations in Northern Nevada and rural counties of Nevada within the charitable, scientific, religious, literary and educational fields.

The Tahoe Rim Trail was built and maintained by volunteers. The 165-mile trail winds through two states, six counties, three national forests, state park land and three wilderness areas. It’s open to runners, equestrians, hikers and in most areas, mountain bikers.

In 1999, the Tahoe Rim Trail was named the Millennium Legacy Trail of Nevada, one of only 50 trails in the nation to receive this distinction. In 2001 and 2002, Nevada Magazine voted it as one of the “Best Places to Hike in Nevada.”

The Tahoe Rim Trail is considered one of the largest volunteer projects in the country. More than 10,000 volunteers have worked alongside the U.S. Forest Service, putting in nearly 200,000 hours to complete the trail.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization, which provides access to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. The association works in partnership with the Forest Service and Nevada State Parks.

For information, contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association

info@tahoerimtrail.org or (775) 588-0686, or visit the Web site at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org.

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