Volunteers are invited to clean up Tahoe beaches on July 5


Residents and visitors can “Keep Tahoe Red, White & Blue” at six event sites

LAKE TAHOE, Nev./Calif., July 2, 2024 – After the 4th of July holiday brings crowds to Lake Tahoe’s shores, its beaches can use some TLC. On the morning of Friday, July 5, Tahoe-lovers are invited to remove litter, refresh and revitalize the Lake’s sandy shores and surrounding areas as part of the 11th annual “Keep Tahoe Red, White & Blue” Beach cleanup hosted by the League to Save Lake Tahoe.

Year after year, passionate volunteers pour in from inside and outside the region to take part in Tahoe’s largest litter cleanup event. Many repeat volunteers even plan their annual vacations so they can join. Together, their efforts exemplify how to take care of Tahoe.

This event is possible thanks to the League’s generous donors and a community of volunteers, sponsors, and partner organizations, including Aramark DestinationsBally’s Lake TahoeCalifornia State ParksCamp Richardson ResortCity of South Lake TahoeClean Up The LakeECO-CLEAN SolutionsHeavenly Mountain ResortKirkwood Mountain ResortNorthstar Mountain ResortStio Mountain Studio TahoeTahoe City Downtown AssociationTahoe City Public Utility DistrictUSDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, and Vista Recreation.

WHEN:

8:00 – 11:30am | Friday, July 5

WHERE:

  • Commons Beach – 400 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Kiva Beach – 1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Kings Beach State Recreation Area – 8596 Brockway Vista Avenue, Kings Beach, CA 96143
  • Lakeview Commons/Regan Beach – 1004 Lakeview Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Nevada Beach – 416 Bittlers Road, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
  • Zephyr Cove and Shoals – 760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

WHAT:

  • At Zephyr Cove, divers from Clean Up The Lake will remove any litter below the water, while the BEBOT—an electric, beach-cleaning robot—will clean below the sand.
  • At all sites, participants will collect trash from beaches, surrounding streets, neighborhoods, and parking areas. They will also tabulate data on the types and amounts of litter they find, and sort the collected items for recycling, repurposing, or proper disposal. Partner organizations and volunteers will be available for interviews.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Register at keeptahoeblue.org/july5.

WHO:

Hundreds of local and visiting volunteers of all ages and skill levels, along with representatives from the League to Save Lake Tahoe and event partners.

Numerous participating organizations are aligned with and taking action to implement the Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan in collaboration with over 20 regional organizations. The award-winning plan, developed with the participation of over 3,000 residents, visitors, and businesses, establishes a shared vision for the region’s outdoor recreation and tourism and encourages everyone to help take care of Tahoe’s cherished communities and environment. Visit www.stewardshiptahoe.org to learn more and read the plan.

WHY:

Beach cleanup events protect the Lake’s delicate ecology, preserve its famous water clarity, and inspire others to take personal responsibility for their footprint and leave Tahoe better than they found it. The data gathered during this and all League to Save Lake Tahoe cleanups is used to create solutions that stop litter at its sources. Learn more.

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Media Contact:

Chris Joseph, Communications Director, League to Save Lake Tahoe 

cjoseph@keeptahoeblue.org, 530.541.5388 ext.206

The League to Save Lake Tahoe is the donor-funded, science-based organization of environmental experts and Tahoe-lovers behind Keep Tahoe Blue. We have led the protection and regeneration of the Lake since 1957 and remain the central environmental body in the Basin. The Tahoe Basin sits at the nexus of two states, five counties, and dozens of agencies and nonprofits. We are the one organization making sure everyone works together towards the same goal – to Keep Tahoe Blue. Our work is made possible through the generosity of our donors and volunteers. Learn more at keeptahoeblue.org



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