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Keep Tahoe Red, White & Blue Beach Cleanup

Beaches all around Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, CA & NV

July 5, 2022

8:00 am - 11:30 am

July 2 @ 11:04 pm

After Tahoe’s celebrated July Fourth festivities, our beaches are covered with trash, which can hurt wildlife and lake clarity. Each year, Tahoe residents and visitors turn out for our largest cleanup of the year to remove litter from Lake Tahoe’s shores. You can help Keep Tahoe Blue by volunteering at a beach cleanup site!

When:
8:00 – 11:30 am | Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Registration:
Pre-register here. Final details will be sent the week of the event. You are able to walk in and join us at the event! At check-in, you will need to complete a volunteer waiver onsite.

Be sure to bring:

  • Full reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Cleanup gloves (if you have them)
  • Hat, sunglasses, comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Any snacks you would like
  • Follow current CDC Covid guidelines

We provide:

  • Cleanup materials (gloves, bags, etc.)
  • Gloves/hand sanitizer
  • Refreshments
  • Cool giveaways

Further details:

  • Final details will be sent a few days prior to the event date to registered volunteers. 
  • Volunteers under 18 will need to have a guardian sign the waiver and the volunteer must bring the signed waiver to the event. The guardian may also attend the event and can sign off for the minor at the event.

For questions or more information, email events@keeptahoeblue.org.

After July 4th festivities, Tahoe’s beaches are often left littered with trash, which can hurt wildlife and the Lake’s unique water quality and clarity. Each July 5th since 2013, the League to Save Lake Tahoe recruits hundreds of volunteers to participate in organized efforts to clean Tahoe’s beaches. This July 5th, the League to Save Lake Tahoe will partner with Clean Up The Lake 501(c)3 and ECO-CLEAN Solutions to make an even bigger impact.

The Keep Tahoe Red White & Blue Beach Cleanup will activate volunteers to scour the shoreline around Lake Tahoe to remove litter, while divers from Clean Up The Lake – fresh off the completion of their unprecedented 72-mile cleanup of Lake Tahoe’s shoreline – will clean Nevada Beach’s subsurface shoreline of litter and firework debris that entered our Lake the night before. The BEBOT, an innovative, all-electric, beach-cleaning robot brought to Tahoe through a collaborative effort between the League and ECO-CLEAN Solutions will comb the sand for smaller litter debris left behind from the holiday events.

WHAT: Tahoe’s largest annual litter cleanup event is on beaches around Lake Tahoe. Volunteers will collect trash and debris by hand; the BEBOT will sift beach sands to remove tiny bits of litter difficult to detect by people, and Clean Up The Lake’s dive team will patrol the underwater environment near the shoreline for the remnants of July 4th celebrations.

WHO: Staff from the League to Save Lake Tahoe, staff and volunteers from Clean Up the Lake, ECO-CLEAN Solutions’ principals, and dozens of event volunteers.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 5 | 9:30 – 11:30am

WHERE: 

WHY: Tahoe’s beaches are the final stop for harmful litter before it enters the Lake’s blue waters. Collaborative litter prevention efforts – like what occurs on July 5th for the annual Keep Tahoe Red, White & Blue beach cleanup – are crucial to protect the Lake’s delicate ecology, its famous water clarity, and the experience of the millions who enjoy its natural beauty every year. 

VISUALS: Clean Up The Lake dive crews at work removing underwater debris from the nearshore. A tour and explanation of the BEBOT’s features and functions, along with a demonstration of the robot in action at Nevada Beach. Keep Tahoe Blue volunteers gathering, sorting, and tabulating litter, with sweeping views of the Lake and Tahoe’s beautiful scenery.

Details

Date:
July 2, 2022
Time:
11:04 pm
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