This award is given to a partnership which benefits agencies or services within the field of trail planning, design, or implementation.
Ultimately, the Tahoe East Shore Trail will circumnavigate the entire Lake Tahoe perimeter; connecting communities, parks, overlooks, beaches, and businesses.
The Tahoe East Shore Trail Alliance teamed-up on a multi-year, collaborative effort representing 14 agencies and non-profit organizations to construct a one-of-a-kind, world class shared-use path along the two-lane Nevada State Route 28 corridor, located along the undeveloped and pristine shoreline of Lake Tahoe in Nevada. The project takes an integrated approach to improving pedestrian safety, vehicular mobility and access, enhancing water quality, and providing sustainable recreational access to Lake Tahoe within the corridor. The first three miles of the trail is completed and is part of a larger 11-mile project to construct a premier, separated, shared-used path on the east side of Lake Tahoe between Crystal Bay on the north and Stateline, Nevada on the south. Ultimately, the trail will circumnavigate the entire Lake Tahoe perimeter; connecting communities, parks, overlooks, beaches, and businesses. This unprecedented bi-state, multi-county, multi-agency and non-profit Alliance has worked together towards this common goal that has created a lasting legacy for the Lake Tahoe Basin.