Volunteer beach cleanup, citizen science trainings hosted at Kings Beach on Monday, September 4
LAKE TAHOE, Nev./Calif., August 30, 2023 – Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer and one final hurrah before focus shifts back to school and work. Celebrate the season’s close by participating in a series of volunteer events to help ensure Lake Tahoe is beautiful and healthy until next summer rolls around.
The League to Save Lake Tahoe, along with event partners, sponsors and dedicated volunteers, welcome anyone and everyone to spend the morning of September 4 at Kings Beach on Tahoe’s north shore:
- picking up litter to beautify the beach;
- learning how to stop aquatic invasive species from turning this blue lake a murky green; and
- getting trained and equipped to adopt their own favorite corner of Tahoe to protect from pollution.
The BEBOT, an innovative, beach-cleaning robot, will support the volunteers’ efforts by sifting the sand to collect tiny pieces of trash buried out of sight.
WHAT / VISUALS:
An environmental volunteering opportunity, including:
- The BEBOT, Tahoe’s beach-cleaning robot
- Volunteers removing litter from the beach
- Citizen science educational trainings
Local and visiting volunteers, team members from the League to Save Lake Tahoe, as well as representatives from partners and sponsors, including the North Tahoe Business Association, Arcade Belts, California State Parks, ECO-CLEAN Solutions, and Sierra Watch.
Monday, September 4
- 8:30 – 11:30am – Beach cleanup
- 10:00 – 11:00am – Eyes on the Lake training: how to identify and report aquatic invasive species
- 11:30am – 12:30pm – Tahoe Blue Crew training: how to adopt a litter hotspot and collect data that leads to pollution-prevention solutions
Kings Beach State Recreation Area | 8603 Brockway Vista Ave, Kings Beach, CA 96143
To truly enjoy Lake Tahoe, it’s your responsibility to protect it – especially during busy summer holidays when large crowds pack Tahoe’s shoreline. Piles of trash left at Zephyr Shoals after July 4th celebrations this year are a reminder that Tahoe will only stay blue if we respect this special place.
Beaches are the final stop for trash like plastics, cigarette butts and food wrappers before they enter the Lake’s blue waters. Collaborative litter prevention efforts, like the League’s annual Labor Day cleanup, are crucial to protect Tahoe’s delicate ecology, its famous water clarity, and the ability for people to relax, restore and reset in this natural wonder.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Visit keeptahoeblue.org/events to RSVP and see the event details.
Jesse Patterson, League to Save Lake Tahoe
The League to Save Lake Tahoe, also known by its iconic slogan “Keep Tahoe Blue,” protects and restores the Tahoe Basin’s unique natural beauty and environmental health – so you can enjoy it today and for future generations. Guided by science, we develop innovative solutions to complex environmental problems, mobilize thousands of volunteers each year, and act as both watchdog and advocate for Tahoe’s well-being. Learn more about our 66-year-old, 501c3 nonprofit organization at keeptahoeblue.org and @keeptahoeblue.