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Earth Week

April 19 - 24, 2021

All Day Event

September 27 @ 8:46 pm

Happy 2021 Earth Week!

Lake Tahoe is celebrating Earth Day with daily activities to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our climate all week (April 19-24, 2021). Join in on the fun and post your pictures and tag #earthweektahoe.

Mother Nature Monday: 4/19/21

  • Enter Tahoe Institute of Natural Science’s Wildlife Photo Contest by posting a picture of Tahoe’s wildlife (or bird) to social media with the tag #earthweektahoe or emailing
  • Download the Tahoe Nature Activity Book for a month worth of nature activities
  • Join the dark sky movement and turn off outside lights at night to protect wildlife and save energy
  • Download the Citizen Science Tahoe app, to share your observations of Lake Tahoe with scientists to help researchers better understand conditions around the lake

What to Wear: Animal print or animal-themed shirt

Climate Action Tuesday: 4/20/21

What to Wear: White for clean clouds

Clean Water Wednesday: 4/21/21

  • Fill your reusable water bottle with Tahoe Tap and help eliminate microplastics from polluting our waterways
  • Pick up dog poop on your neighborhood walk to help protect water clarity
  • Take the Tahoe Keeper Quiz to learn how to clean, drain and dry your boat and gear to keep Aquatic Invasive Species out of Lake Tahoe
  • Complete Keep Tahoe Blue’s Preserve a Plant activity

What to Wear: Blue for clean water

Trash Free Thursday: 4/22/21

What to Wear: Green for Earth Day!

Healthy Forest Friday: 4/23/21

  • Learn how to grow your own garden by signing up for a free class
  • Explore Washoe history and learn Washoe animal and plant names
  • Prepare for fire by getting prepared, informed and involved with Living with Fire
  • Rake pine needles for defensible space – be sure to keep any trash out of your green waste so that it can be composted! Drop off here.
  • Watch this video to learn about the benefits of prescribed fires to forest health. Visit here for more information.
  • Stay up to date on the latest fire regulations!

What to Wear: Red to prevent wildfire

Send It Sustainably Saturday: 4/24/21

What to Wear: Colors of the rainbow

Please Share Your Story!

Participants in these Earth Week Activities are encouraged to share their experiences online using the hashtag #earthweektahoe on your preferred social platform or send your pictures to

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