The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved cultural and community development grants for the following agencies at its Oct. 8 meeting.
Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery received $3,700. Cameron Park Community Services District, Shingle Springs-Cameron Park, Chamber of Commerce and Cameron Park Visitors Centers received $5,000. Clarksville Region Historical Society received $5,000. Clean Tahoe Program received $1,075. Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce received $3,750. Divide Chamber of Commerce received $5,000. El Dorado County Farm Trails received $5,000. El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society received $500. El Dorado Western Railway Foundation received $5,000. El Dorado Wine Grape Growers received $5,000. El Dorado Winery Association received $5,000. Gold Discovery Park Association received $5,000. Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park Development Committee received $5,000. Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition received $5,000. Lake Tahoe Historical Society received $5,000. Placerville Drive Business Association received $5,000. Tahoe Tallac Association received $5,000. The University of California Master Gardener Demonstration Garden received $4,145. Boy Scout Troop 858 received $1,500.
The total funding requested was $116,945. The total recommended was $79,670.
Projects varied from a Valhalla Art, Music and Theater Festival in South Lake Tahoe to building a wrought iron fence and ornamental gate to enclose the Old Clarksville Cemetery. Other projects included erecting welcoming signs, creating maps or promotional materials related to upcoming events, and expansion of educational and outreach programs at Gold Bug Park.