Interview with Chuck Scharer, Edgewood Companies CEO (2)
The proposed Edgewood Tahoe Lodge project would make Edgewood Tahoe a destination resort. Edgewood Companies has overseen the demolition of old tourist accommodation units in other locations and now will replace those units by building a lodge on the Edgewood site that features 194 units. In conjunction with the lodge project, Edgewood proposes to integrate several environmental improvement upgrades to the land the company owns. “We value being good land stewards, says Scharer. "We feel a strong responsibility to the environment. So when we put together the lodge project we felt it important to focus not only on the economic elements but the environmental attributes. So we have developed a project that includes environmental benefits that go far beyond the mitigation that would be required for the project itself. Today we capture about 350,000 to 400,000 pounds of sediment. We keep it from going into the lake. With the lodge proposal we propose to take the number of pounds of sediment captured per year to 500,000 pounds,” he says.
photo: Chuck Scharer, courtesy Tahoe Fund
JULY 13, 2012
Interview Host: Michelle Sweeney
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