- Truckee River Trail restoration: This project will strengthen and improve various reaches of the Truckee River Trail between 64-acres Park and the entrance of Squaw Valley Resort.
- Martis Valley/Northstar trail segments design and construction: This project supports the creation of a paved, multipurpose recreation trail connecting the Northstar Village to the Town of Truckee and ultimately the Tahoe Basin, as well as existing paved and unpaved trails along its route.
- North Lake Tahoe mountain bike trail wayfinding signage: This project will create various signage and informational kiosks for trailheads and trail intersections in North Lake Tahoe. Printed maps will also be produced to better guide the region's trail users.
- Memorial Overland Emigrant Trail: This project will help recreate a section of the Overland Emigrant Trail between Donner Memorial State Park and Kingvale, connecting existing trails and trailheads and to help share the history and ecology of the area.
"From Donner Summit to Kings Beach, the TOT grants reflect a wide diversity of projects, people and interests,” said Board Chairwoman and District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery. “It's great to be able to use public tax dollars for on-the-ground projects that support our visitors and our local residents. Placer County is delighted to partner with our local communities for good, thoughtful projects."
The transient occupancy tax is a rental tax paid by guests for short-term rentals up to 30 days. Because Placer County draws visitors from around the world, it is essential to balance the costs and benefits of tourism and help preserve our communities and quality of life.
The grants will be awarded to various project implementers, including Placer County’s Department of Public Works and Facilities, Tahoe City Public Utility District, Northstar Community Service District, Tahoe Public Art, Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association, Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association, Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association, Donner Summit Legacy and Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation.
With this investment, Placer County has crossed the mark of $35 million in investments and leveraged over $220 million worth of other dollars for reinvestment in the visitor experience as well as improved quality of life for eastern Placer County residents.
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