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The Sierra State Parks Foundation began in 1973 as the “Lake Tahoe State Parks Advisory Committee.” Although the association went through a few name changes, by 1988 it became the Sierra State Parks Foundation, or SSPF, and has remained so ever since.
Today SSPF has a dynamic professional staff and a nine-member Board of Directors. SSPF works closely with California State Parks to fund the most tangible aspects of the visitor experience in the Lake Tahoe-Donner California State Parks.
From nature talks, historic house tours and Junior Ranger programs to interpretive signage, educational programs and historic preservation projects, SSPF plays a critical role in filling the gap where State Parks leaves off providing staff, volunteers, funding and partnership to the California State Parks in the Lake Tahoe-Donner Region.