Naming Opportunities


The Truckee Donner region is precious to so many of us. The Land Trust offers a naming program which represents a very special gift. Your commitment to a naming opportunity delivers a significant reward: a lasting legacy honoring special people and families who share our passion for this precious corner of the world.

A dedicated picnic table overlooking Donner Lake is dedicated to the memory of
a Land Trust supporter and provides a peaceful rest stop with a stunning view.

A beautiful bench near the start of the Donner Summit Canyon Trail, memorializes
a friend of the Land Trust.

Memorial Benches and Picnic Tables
The Land Trust’s redwood benches and composite picnic tables can be placed at appropriate locations on many Land Trust properties. An engraved metal plaque will be affixed recognizing the tribute. 

While the memory is eternal, the lifespan of picnic tables and benches is not, and they have an expected lifespan of 15-20 years. When that time elapses, we offer families the opportunity to renew the tribute at our current replacement cost.



Features like bridges and trails for a newly acquired property are typically named during the capital campaign to acquire it. As additional recreation options are developed on a Land Trust property, more options become available and are listed here.

Donner Lake Rim Trail – Adopt a Quarter Mile $1000
All donations, including memorial donations, are recognized at two trailhead kiosks currently located at the start of the Wendin Way Tr
ail at Johnson Canyon near the Donner Lake Interchange and at the trailhead at Donner Summit.

Currently Available Naming Opportunities

Benches and picnic tables are available at many Land Trust properties (not including Lower Carpenter Valley). The Land Trust often partners with public agencies like Donner Memorial State Park, the US Forest Service and the Truckee Airport District who hold title to acquired properties and ensure their maintenance. Benches and picnic tables on these properties are unfortunately not available. Please contact our Development Team to ask about your preferred location if not on the list below.

Many landmark locations listed below are available for naming opportunities. Please email our Development Team for inquiries, minimum donation information and other questions.

Webber Lake:
North Trailhead (Lacey Meadows)
South Trailhead (Lacey Meadows)
Lacey Meadows Trail
Day Use Area Webber
Webber Lake boat dock
One of eight picnic tables at the Webber Lake Day Use are
Two benches along the north shore of Webber Lake

Perazzo Meadows:
East picnic area
West picnic area

Elizabethtown Meadows:
Bridge over Middle Martis Creek
Boardwalk crossing meadow

Johnson Canyon:
“Glove point" viewpoint, downhill from on the Donner Lake Rim Trail from Drifter Hut

Johnson Canyon Trailhead, off Donner Lake Interchange 
Picnic tables at the Wendin Way trailhead (to be installed during renovations summer 2019)

Royal Gorge:
Summit Station Trailhead
Picnic table near Summit Station Trailhead
Picnic table near Bogus Basin Hut
View point on Sterling Ridge (Royal Gorge Rim Trail en route to Point Mariah)
Picnic table near Royal Gorge Hellman's Hut (en route to Point Mariah) 
View point on Razorback Ridge