The Sierra State Parks Foundation is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you are interested in naming Sierra State Parks Foundation in your estate plans or want to discuss gifts of appreciated assets, please contact our office at 530.583.9911 or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org
By donating to Sierra State Parks Foundation you will receive invitations to special events throughout the California State Parks we serve. But most important, your generosity ensures that our natural and cultural resources are preserved for the future. Thank you!
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BELOW ARE THE PROGRAM AREAS WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING FUNDING:
These Board Designated Funds are directed to the most critical projects identified by our State Park partners. Projects that have been funded in the past include: hiring of park tour guide, educational and maintenance staff, commissioning of required reports and permits to enable restoration projects to include the Vikingsholm sod roof, the Vikingsholm electricial system, Ehrman Mansion electrical system upgrade, Donner Visitor Center front desk staffing and much more. In 2014, the Sierra State Parks Foundation designated over $300,000 in support of State Park projects.
Our plan is to hire a full time gardener, during the 2015 summer season, to implelment the Garden Restoration Plan that is currently being developed. These funds will also enable the purchase of tools and supplies.
During the winter of 2012, a fierce storm severly damaged the historic marine railing system at the South Boathouse. In addtion, damage to the retaining wall and 1903 building has caused closure of the building and the relocation of the vessel, Mercury. We have completed the engineering plans and are now raising funds to support the permitting and construction. GREAT NEWS: We have recieved a $40,000 matching grant for this project. Your money will double its value when you donate today!
We have the approved plans for the construction of an Washoe Village Interpretive Village at DL Bliss State Park. This area, developed in cooperation with the Washoe Tribe of California/Nevada, will provide educational opportunities for park visitors and school groups alike.
The new Donner Visitor Center will be open to the public in June 2015. As of today, no funds have been allocated by the State of California to operate this amazing new resource. This campaign will ensure that educational programming, volunteer program support and community programming will be available. In addtion, SSPF want to ensure that adequate staffing and maintenance support exsists when the doors open until a stable funding source can be identified either through the establishment of an endowment or a State budget admendment to kick-in November 2015.
Donation levels over $1,000 will be recognized on the Donor Wall in the Visitor Center foyer. All donation levels include a one year membership to the Sierra State Parks Foundation and "thank you" gifts at various donation levels. We will be pleased to send you our Donner Fundraising Campaign materials or meet with you to share our vision.
These funds will be used to design and fabricate three interpretive panels to be placed on the paths that wind through the park.
These funds will enable State Parks to hire a "Bear Intern" during the 2015 summer season. This postion educates our park visitors on the proper techniques to make sure that our Tahoe bears remain wild through the wise actions of our Tahoe humans. These funds also provide for educational materials.
The Sierra State Parks Foundation maintains over 15 KM of groomed trails through the Olympic Trail System at Sugar Pine Point State Park. Past support has enabled the purchase of a groomer, insurance and personnel support. Please help us to continue this tradition.