Join Us & Celebrate Our Community

Photo by Rashid Dahnoun

Photo by Rashid Dahnoun

Whether you are a local or a second homeowner in Meyers/South Lake Tahoe, we’re neighbors. The entire community was affected by the Angora fire of 2007.

In recognition and in celebration of renewal, the Meyers Community Foundation in collaboration with Lake Valley Fire District, Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association (TAMBA) and the United States Forest Service

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Upcoming Meyers Community Events
 
Walk/Run with us at our annual OMG (Old Meyers Grade) Fun Run on June 4, 2017 from 10am-noon. Bring the entire family. Costumes encouraged! Register here.

Meet up at the Angora Fire Community Celebration on June 25, 2017 between 10am-3pm at Tahoe Paradise Park. Join the Lake Valley Fire Protection District for a day of fun for the entire family, with food, beverages, live music and activities! We look forward to seeing you to celebrate and remember the Angora Fire with first responders, local businesses and the Meyers community.

Volunteer with the Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association (TAMBA). Angora Trail building days for the Angora Ridge/Fallen Leaf trail are set for 6/24, 7/9, 8/13, and 9/23. Learn about twice weekly trail work sessions and more at www.tamba.org.

Donate to help us build trail systems in and around Meyers/South Lake Tahoe and support other local projects here.

The Meyers Community Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving life in Meyers, California through its support and promotion of creative and sustainable local projects and community-enhancing events.
 
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Meyers Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) (#46-3770454).

Register Now for Fun Run on Old Meyers Grade

Register now for the second annual OMG Fun Run to be held Sunday, June 4 from 10am-12pm at the Old Meyers Grade in Meyers. Registration is now open through midnight June 3. Advanced registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children (12 and under) and includes a free OMG t-shirt. Kids under 5 attend free. Registration the day of the event is $35 for adults and $15 for children and will be held onsite at Old Meyers Grade from 8:30-9:30am.

About 200 runners kicked off last year’s inaugural event, and for a few hours leopards, butterflies, world-class athletes and even a wagon train lined the grade. Costumes are encouraged and this year the best costume will receive a prize. Additional prizes will be awarded for the 1st to Reach the Top and Most Laps for the man, woman and child (12 and under) divisions. Winners in each category and participants who complete at least three laps will have their names posted on our website after the event.

Old Meyers Grade is located .1 miles up South Upper Truckee Road. The course gate-to-gate roundtrip is 2.6 scenic miles. The event will be held rain or shine. Refreshments will be provided.

The OMG Fun Run is presented by the Meyers Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving life in Meyers. Proceeds from the event will go to fund, support and promote creative and sustainable projects community-enhancing events in Meyers. 

Beacon Basin Now Open in Meyers, CA - Seeking Donations

Todd Offenbacher and Mike Mosca practice searches at the new Beacon Basin located at the Lake Valley Fire Protection District (LVFPD) station in Meyers

Todd Offenbacher and Mike Mosca practice searches at the new Beacon Basin located at the Lake Valley Fire Protection District (LVFPD) station in Meyers

A Beacon Basin for avalanche transceiver practice and training is now open at the Lake Valley Fire Protection District (LVFPD) station in Meyers. As more people are getting out in the Tahoe backcountry, there is an increased need for individuals to learn how to use their avalanche safety equipment. The Beacon Basin is open Thursday through Sunday throughout the winter months.

The Meyers Community Foundation and Sierra Avalanche Center have donated the majority of funds for the Beacon Basin equipment to the fire department. The Lake Valley Fire Protection District will maintain it and coordinate free transceiver trainings once or twice per month.

The Meyers Community Foundation would like to help raise the remaining $1000 to pay for the Beacon Basin, and are reaching out to the community to get involved. Those interested in donating toward the Beacon Basin please go to http://www.meyerscommunityfoundation.org/take-action/. All funds received will go toward the Beacon Basin and are tax deductible.

Additionally, the LVFPD is offering free air canister refills for backcountry airbags. The airbags keep people on the surface in case of an avalanche and are now required for ski patrol at almost every ski resort in the country. As the service is free, it will allow people to practice pulling the air bag prior to heading out on the mountain.

The Beacon Basin will not be open during larger storm cycles because of snow removal operations. For updates on trainings or announcements regarding the Beacon Basin, go to https://www.facebook.com/LakeValleyFire/ or call (530) 577-3737.

The Meyers Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving life in Meyers, California through its support and promotion of creative and sustainable local projects and community-enhancing events like the annual holiday tree lighting and the OMG Fun Run.

Third Annual Meyers Outdoor Gear Swap Postponed

The third annual Meyers Outdoor Gear Swap has been postponed due to weather until Sunday, October 23rd. Skis, snowboards, bikes, paddle gear, climbing equipment, and other outdoor toys will be available for sale from 11am to 3pm at the Westgate Center parking lot adjacent to the Divided Sky.

If you have quality summer or winter gear to sell, come on down! Merchandise registration will take place in the parking lot between 8:30am –10:30am; there is a $1 cash per item fee to register for the swap. Please no equipment over five years old. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the Meyers Community Foundation to support sustainable projects in your local community.

Help out your local community while you stock your gear room with some gently used equipment. For more information about the swap please contact Rene Brejc at 530-545-0340.

See you there on Sunday, October 23rd!

Gear Up for the Meyers Gear Swap

On Oct. 16 the Meyers Community Foundation (MCF) will host the third annual Meyers Outdoor Gear Swap in the Westgate Center parking lot adjacent to the Divided Sky from 11am-3pm.

Looking for some sweet gear? Shop until you drop for skis, snowboards, bikes, paddle gear, climbing equipment, camping equipment, and other outdoor toys. Cash or credit cards will be accepted.

If you have quality summer or winter gear to sell, come on down. Merchandise registration will take place in the parking lot between 8:30am –10:30am; there is a $1 cash per item fee to register it for the swap. Please no equipment over five years old. Unsold merchandise can be picked up between 3pm – 5pm; unclaimed items will be donated. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the MCF.

If you want to make a bigger contribution and increase your impact in the community, gear donations to the MCF are appreciated. The MCF is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving life in Meyers, California through its support and promotion of creative and sustainable local projects and community-enhancing events like the annual holiday tree lighting and the OMG Fun Run.

For more information about the swap, please contact Brian Levy at (530) 545-9941 or Rene Brejc at (530) 545-0340.

Thanks for supporting the inaugural OMG Fun Run!

Thanks all for coming out for the inaugural OMG Fun Run -- you really brought the fun! The names of those who placed in each division are below as well as all of you who completed 3 or more laps. Wow!!!

Men's Competitive Winner - Stephan Caswell
Women's Competitive Winner - Bridjet Orr

Men's Walking Winner - Anthony Capaiuolo - reached the top in 12 minutes!!!
Women's Walking Winner - Jenn Guenther

Kid's Male -  Hudson Praul
Kid's Female - Chloe Waskiewicz

Most Laps Man - Cory Hannaford
Most Laps Woman - Bridjet Orr
Most Laps Kid - Tyler Dore

Best costume - Christina & Simon Kurth

Completed 4 Laps
- Cory Hanford
- David Barbano
- Bridjet Orr

Completed 3 Laps
- Stephan Caswell
- Jenn Guenther
- Jamie Hadden
- Sarah Corder
- Jennifer Boyd
- Charly Suarez

See you next year!

A big shout out to our main sponsor, Tahoe Center for Orthopedics/Barton Health. We’d also like to thank Alpen Sierra Coffee for their sponsorship and hot beverages, and Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, Crossfit 9650, Jeff Chamberlain, DDS, Affordable Construction Services, New Visions Construction, Got It! Real Estate & Development Corp, Century 21 Tahoe Paradise, Novasel & Schwarte Investments, Inc., Safe Haven Chiropractic, Divided Sky, Bona Fide Books, Rise Design, Lira's Supermarket, El Dorado County Supervisor Sue Novasel, Getaway Café, The Studio at Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Trail Bar and Fast Prints.

Kudos also go to the California Conservation Corp, Lake Valley Fire District, CalTrans, the Department of Transportation, Grant Stewart and Garrett Froelich.

 

See you at the inaugural OMG Fun Run!

Looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow morning for a glorious day at the OMG Fun Run/Walk! Start is 10am sharp. Alpen Sierra Coffee will be there with coffee and hot chocolate and the ice cream truck is coming so bring a little extra change for a treat!

Pre-registration is closed for the evening. You can register at the event from 7:30am - 9:30am.

Can't wait to see you there!

Register Now for Fun Run on Old Meyers Grade

Register now for the inaugural OMG Fun Run to be held Sunday, May 22, 10am-12pm at the Old Meyers Grade in Meyers, CA. Registration for adults and children under 12 is available through midnight Saturday, May 21. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Those who register before the race will receive a free OMG t-shirt. Registration the day of the event is $30/$15 and will be held onsite at Old Meyers Grade from 7:30 – 9:30 am.

Old Meyers Grade is located .1 miles up South Upper Truckee Road. The course gate-to-gate roundtrip is 2.6 scenic miles. The event will be held rain or shine.

Divisions and Awards

·  12 and under: 1st to the top & most laps

·  Costumes/walking: 1st to the top & most laps

·  Competitive: 1st to the top & most laps

Prizes go to the first person to reach the top of the grade in each division and for the most laps. Participants who complete at least three laps will have their names posted on our website after the event. There will be refreshments, music and fun—costumes are encouraged!

The OMG Fun Run is presented by the Meyers Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving life in Meyers. Proceeds from the event will go to fund, support and promote creative and sustainable projects and community-enhancing events in Meyers.