The 2007 Angora fire not only devastated families who lost their homes, but also hurt Tahoe’s economy with an estimated cost of $160 million (not including loss of business during the fire nor the ecological impact on the environment). AlertTahoe is a system of networked sensors designed to protect the Lake Tahoe Basin from catastrophic wildfires, earthquakes, and other natural hazards. This is a program of the University of Nevada, Reno and we are partnering with them to fundraise to install these cameras. You can donate now to this important project. See the cameras here.
To date, the existing AlertTahoe cameras have prevented more than 20 fires in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Imagine the impact of having more cameras in operation. Impacts from wildfire hurt the environment, community and economy. AlertTahoe can prevent that.
The Tahoe Prosperity Center (TPC) has identified AlertTahoe as one of our key initiatives. It is our goal to raise $500,000 to place 14 more cameras in the Lake Tahoe Basin (see yellow and orange locations noted on the map) and stop another devastating fire before it occurs. See the cameras at the University of Nevada Reno AlertTahoe website.
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