August 29, 2014
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Eco-Tips
While we all do our part every day, it’s fun to tap into the energy of the biggest Clean up day of the year with the entire world.
Volunteers are needed to help keep our waterways clean and blue by participating in the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day at Lake Tahoe on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
What a great excuse to go to the beach!
Come out for a few hours to help preserve the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe, and know your efforts add to this global event of action and awareness on combating marine debris. Volunteers are needed on foot and in the water (in boats, kayaks, etc.) to collect trash from Tahoe’s north, south and east shore beaches.
This year, there will be at least 10 sites available for the cleanup event! Volunteers are strongly encouraged to pre-register and choose your site here. If you do not pre-register for a site, you can still help out! Lakeview Commons will be the drop-in site for any unregistered volunteers who join on the day of the event — Saturday, September 20th (volunteers who pre-register may still choose Lakeview as their site). Please note that some sites have limited volunteer capacity. For groups volunteering with young children, Regan Beach, Trout Creek (by LTCC) and Cove East sites are especially appropriate (a safe distance from the road, mild terrain and access to bathroom facilities).
Just three hours of volunteering with co-workers, family, neighbors and classmates makes a huge difference. Last year, 122 volunteers from Tahoe communities picked up 1300 pounds of trash from beaches and streams all around the South Shore. This year, there will be 10 clean up sites around the lake.
Site captains will provide cleanup bags, gloves, refreshments and raffle prizes. Volunteers are encouraged to RSVP and bring reusable water bottle, sunscreen, and friends.
For more information and to sign up, visit http://tahoecleanup.wordpress.com/.