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You can adopt a vista

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The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is proud to announce the Adopt A Vista Program. For a contribution of $5,000, donors

select the vista of their choice through the photo portfolio on the website, http://www.tahoerimtrail.org. This tax-deductible donation helps fund the annual operations of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, including trail enhancement and maintenance, and outreach and education.

In recognition for their donation, the Adopter’s name is permanently displayed on a kiosk at the trailhead closest to the vista. Each donor receives a 16″ x 20″ framed certificate and photograph that includes a picture of the vista and a map showing the vista’s GPS coordinate.

A mile, the highest mile on the entire Tahoe Rim Trail, is also available for adoption. Located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, above Incline Village, the mile has spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, the Carson Valley, the Truckee basin, and Mount Lassen on a clear day.Monies generated from the adoption will be used to kick off the endowment campaign that will help preserve the trail for generations to come. The mile, appropriately named the Million-Dollar Mile, is available for a $1 million donation.

The reasons for adopting are varied. Many chose to adopt a vista to honor or memorialize a special individual. Others simply want to make a difference in their community. In addition to the Adopt A Vista program, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association receives support through its membership club, donated supplies and services, charitable trusts, foundations and businesses.

The Tahoe Rim Trail is truly a trail like no other. Built by volunteers and USDA Forest Service crews, the trail winds through two states, six counties, four national forests, state parkland and three wilderness areas. It is open to hikers, equestrians, and in most areas, mountain bikers. Thousands of

people use the trail each week during peak summer and fall months.

The Tahoe Rim Trail is considered one of the largest volunteer projects in the country. More than 10,000 volunteers have worked nearly 200,000 hours to make the trail a reality. Many more have donated monies to help fund the $300,000 per year needed to maintain the trail.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance, expand and promote the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and encourage stewardship, and provide access to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe Region. The Association works in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and Nevada State Parks.

For more information or to adopt a vista, contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at (775) 588-0686 or

Info@tahoerimtrail.org


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