“Sledflakes” installed in Tahoe City

“Sledflakes,” Mark Salinas

The nonprofit Tahoe Fund has joined with Boatworks at Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City to raise awareness and encourage environmental stewardship of the region with the recycled art installation “Sledflakes,” created by local artist Mark Salinas. A Take Care Tahoe exhibit is also on display.

Comprised of dozens of broken plastic sleds collected by Salinas from the Spooner Summit sled corral, “Sledflakes” was designed as a reminder of nature’s beauty and the negative impact plastic waste has on Lake Tahoe. Sled corrals were first introduced at Spooner Summit in 2017. Since that time, thousands of broken, discarded sleds have been collected. The sculpture was unveiled at a public event on Dec. 13.

The Take Care Tahoe exhibit features a photo booth and opportunity for visitors to learn more about how they can connect with and protect the natural environment. Visitors can make their pledge on the wall about how they will take care of Tahoe. The exhibit will be open throughout the winter season. | boatworksatlaketahoe.com, tahoefund.org