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Hibernation in Lake Tahoe

It’s no secret that bears in the Lake Tahoe area aren’t generally afraid of humans. In fact, its common to see bears roaming the streets during all hours of the day looking for tasty trash overflowing from public and private trash cans alike. But did you know that not all of our bears here in […]

What Is La Nina and What Does It Mean For Tahoe’s Winter?

La Niña represent periods of below-average sea surface temperatures across the east-central Equatorial Pacific. During a La Niña year, winter temperatures are warmer than normal in the Southeast and cooler than normal in the Northwest. So what does that mean for this winter here in Lake Tahoe? In the Tahoe-Truckee area, La Niña-influenced winters tend […]

Thank You El Dorado County!

The Sierra State Parks Foundation is relieved and thankful to have been awarded a $10,000 grant from El Dorado County. El Dorado County received funding through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The El Dorado County Community Foundation managed the grant process. As many know, the Sierra State Parks Foundation took […]

A Big Thank You to Placer Shares!

The Sierra State Parks Foundation is so honored and thankful to have been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Placer Shares program through the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. . Placer County received funding through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The County Board of Supervisors voted to distribute a significant percentage […]

Adding the Sierra State Parks Foundation as your AmazonSmile charity

Here’s how to sign up for AmazonSmile! Visit smile.amazon.com Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice Select your charity Start shopping! Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile IMPORTANT NOTE: […]

Press Release from California State Parks: State Agencies Announce Steps to Address Discriminatory Names, Inequities in State Parks and Transportation System Features

Broader Representation, Transparency Also Planned for California Advisory Committee on Geographic Names SACRAMENTO – California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot, State Parks Director Armando Quintero and Department of Transportation Director Toks Omishakin today announced a series of actions to identify and redress discriminatory names of features attached to the State Parks and transportation systems. Agencies also will […]

Pioneer Monument Restoration Milestone

This past Monday was the ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate a huge milestone in restoring the 102-year-old Pioneer Monument at Donner Memorial State Park. We at the Sierra State Parks Foundation along with California State Parks and the Native Sons of the Golden West co-hosted a virtual ribbon cutting event to celebrate the awarding of […]