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TAHOE BEACHES APP IS READY FOR SUMMER

Free App Helps Beachgoers Find More Than 50 Beaches around Lake Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. and Nev. – June 19, 2014 – The summer season is here and more people than ever are expected to visit the shores of Lake Tahoe to find respite from the hot temperatures and dry conditions in the region.  The Tahoe Fund is once again promoting the Tahoe Beaches App to help beachgoers find their way to more than 50 public beaches around the Lake.  The App is also built to help spread out the crowds and provide an opportunity for people to discover new beaches while learning ways to care for Lake Tahoe.

“When we launched the Tahoe Beaches app last summer we received great feedback that people were now finding beaches they had never known existed before,” said Tahoe Fund CEO Amy Berry. “With record temperatures and visitors predicted for this summer, we hope more people will download the app and discover new ways to cool off in the beautiful waters of Lake Tahoe.”

            

Screen shots of the Tahoe Beaches App

The app, available in iTunes and Google Play, allows visitors to plan their Tahoe experience with images and details about beach amenities, including barbecues, boat rentals, pet restrictions, and public transportation. With more than 50 public beaches, the app allows users to plan their Tahoe experience from home or while traveling around the Lake. Twitter feeds enable real time information from the public agencies managing the beaches.  Users can post their favorite beaches to Facebook and invite family and friends to join them. The app also includes important stewardship information to help beach goers take care of the environment.

The Tahoe Beaches App was developed by the Tahoe Fund and co-funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy through the Lake Tahoe License Plate Program.  Seven public agencies collaborated to develop the app, seamlessly integrating public beach information across their organizations to get information to their users. The partners include: California Tahoe Conservancy, California State Parks, Tahoe City PUD, North Tahoe PUD, Nevada Division of State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, and Tahoe Transportation District.

“The Conservancy has worked with our partners for nearly thirty years to increase public access to Tahoe’s incredible beaches,” said Patrick Wright, Executive Director of the Tahoe Conservancy. “We hope that this app continues to encourage people to bring their friends and family to enjoy the beautiful beaches we have worked so hard to create.”

The Tahoe Beaches App is available on both Apple and Android phones and is available for free in their respective App Stores. To learn more or to download the app, please visit www.tahoepublicbeaches.com.

Founded in 2010, the Tahoe Fund is a nonprofit dedicated to raising money for projects that will improve lake clarity, enhance recreation and inspire environmental stewardship in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  In addition to the Tahoe Beaches App, the organization has funded two high priority watershed restoration projects, the Blackwood Creek/Eagle Rock Trail restoration on the West Shore and the Incline/3rd Creek Restoration on the North Shore; segments of the Tahoe Bikeway in Tahoe City, the West Shore and South Lake Tahoe; environmental and recreational improvements at Sand Harbor State Park, Van-Sickle Bi-State Park and Washoe Meadows State Park; and the UC Davis “State of the Lake” report. The Tahoe Fund seeks donations of any size to help sustain the organization and the extraordinary natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

About the California Tahoe Conservancy
Established in 1984, the mission of the Tahoe Conservancy is to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. More information available at http://tahoe.ca.gov/
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