Kids & Families

Annual Keep Tahoe Blue Snapshot Day

Lake Tahoe Community College

1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

May 11

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

April 19 @ 5:01 am

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Join the fun as we capture the water quality of the Tahoe Truckee Watershed through this hands-on monitoring event. Lunch noon-1 pm.

Be a citizen scientist for the day!

Snapshot Day is an annual water quality monitoring event held each May. Groups of volunteers fan out across the Truckee River Watershed to take samples from creeks, streams, and lakes—including Lake Tahoe—to capture a snapshot of Tahoe’s water quality at a moment in time.

Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join us as we sample various sites around South Lake Tahoe for things like dissolved oxygen, pH, nutrients and more! Volunteers can sign up to join an already existing team, create a team of their own with family and friends, or be a Team Lead at their site. Team Leads will receive training prior to the event on how to most accurately collect the needed data for the day, so they can guide their team of citizen scientists to success!

Sign up:

  • Sign up here. You will receive a confirmation from
  • Final details will be sent a few days prior to the event to those that sign up. If you do not pre-register, you will need to complete a volunteer waiver onsite during event check-in.
  • Volunteers under 18 – will need to create a volunteer account and provide a guardian email to complete the waiver online.
  • Volunteers under 13 – will need to provide a guardian email to create a volunteer account and complete the waiver online.

Location: Lake Tahoe Community College (1 College Dr, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150). Sampling will take place at various sites around South Lake Tahoe.

Time: Sampling: 9 am – noon | Lunch and Fun: noon – 1 pm

What to bring: Sturdy shoes, long pants, weather-appropriate layers, sun protection including hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, and a full reusable water bottle.

We provide: Safety materials, sampling materials, training, snacks, free lunch, and cool giveaways.

For questions or more information regarding the South Lake Tahoe location, email

To learn more about the other sampling locations hosted by our partners in North Lake Tahoe and Middle Truckee, go here.


April 19, 2024
5:01 am
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