We sure do love giving back to the environment…
…and that’s why this summer, we’ve been hard at work planning the Great Serra River Cleanup coming up on September 23. The event is a region-wide collaborative effort with over 15 organizations sponsoring over 20 unique cleanup sites. Here in the Tahoe area alone, we’ve got four sites to choose from, including Zephyr Shoals in Stateline and Diamond Peak in Incline Village (sponsored by Keep Tahoe Blue), the East Shore Trail (sponsored by IVGID Waste Not), and our official SNA/Sierra Club sponsored site Pope Beach in South Lake Tahoe.
Join our cleanup:
Who: SNA, the Sierra Club, our sponsor Stio, and volunteers like you!
What: A region-wide watershed cleanup at multiple sites
Where: Join our specific sponsored site at Pope Beach in South Lake Tahoe
When: Saturday, September 23, from 9 am-12 pm
How: Please RSVP here
More on our site at Pope Beach
We have officially partnered with Stio and the Mother Lode Chapter of the Sierra Club to create a cleanup at Pope Beach in South Lake Tahoe from 9-12. But why Pope Beach, you ask? First, with offices located in South Lake Tahoe, we’re dedicated to spending time and resources cleaning up the community where we live, and we hope you are too! Second, this site is well known to the region for many reasons. With .75 miles of expansive sandy beach this National Forest site is frequented by locals and tourists all summer long. It is also easily accessible from Camp Richardson, a historic lodge and camping area drawing thousands of visitors each year.
Why sustainable recreation and tourism matter
By cleaning up a beach site accessed by thousands every year, we are helping to promote healthy practices of environmental stewardship. That means caring for our land, throwing trash away, not disrupting natural elements, and leaving each place we go as untouched as we found it. This, in turn, promotes the idea that it’s healthy to run, walk, or play on a beach and swim in the water, but we want to do it in a respectful way. We can only do this with your help. We need our community to come together as role models to show others that our watershed is precious and worth the time and effort to protect!
Last year during the GSRC, 249 volunteers removed 5,711 pieces of trash from 98 miles of Sierra Nevada waterways. This year we’re looking to expand our efforts to make an even greater impact.
Can’t make it? You can still show your support for projects like this by making a donation.