Hey Tahoe lovers, want to help Keep Tahoe Blue? Here are some upcoming events on what you can do to help take a stand. You can help out at these free events that are welcome to all ages. Plus most of these events offer lots of info, snacks, and prizes that you’ll want to be apart of.
Come help out during these events to get some hands on experience to help Keep Tahoe Blue. It’s a great way to give back to the lake/community and to meet new people in the community. Not from the Reno/Tahoe area but want to help make a difference: go to KeepTahoeBlue.org to make a donation or to learn more.
To start off the events, this Wednesday, June 5th from 1:00pm - 2:00pm and Thursday, June 6th from 10:30am - 12:30pm. the Keep Tahoe Blue organization is having an “Eyes on the Lake Refresher Training” at Tahoe Keys POA. Here you’ll be able to learn how to protect while you play at Lake Tahoe. You’ll learn the threatening aquatic invasive plants and how to prevent their assault on Tahoe’s watershed. The Leagues staff will host trainings all summer where you can learn how to identify and report aquatic invasive species in Tahoe and the neighboring water ways. For this event be prepared to walk in the sand and water.
The next series of events is called “Eyes on the Lake” Thursday, June 20th 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Kings Beach and Wednesday, July 10th 10:00am - 12:00pm.
They will be going over the same Eyes on the lake training from above and also be addressing the runoff pollution that stream into the pipes that lead into Lake Tahoe. “Runoff from storms and snowmelt is the largest source of pollution that degrades Lake clarity.” At this training you will learn how to survey stormwater infrastructures in your neighborhoods and be able to “adopt” a stormwater pipe.
Want to help the improve the watershed habitats that surround Lake Tahoe? Come help get our forests and meadows clean and see how they keep the pollution from getting in our lake. The is called, “Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day” Saturday, June 22nd 8:30am - 12:00pm at Baldwin Beach in South Tahoe. You’ll want to bring sturdy boots, long pants, and long sleeves are recommended, sunglasses, and don’t forget a reuseable. Keep Tahoe Blue will provide: snacks, refreshments, gloves, training and equipment.
Any San Francisco Giants out there? If so, this event is for you. When else can you enjoy some baseball and help Keep Tahoe Blue? On Saturday, June 29th the League will be teaming up with the San Francisco Giants. The Giants will be playing the Diamondbacks at 7:05 pm. All proceeds for the ticket sales will be going to Keep Tahoe Blue.
Who loves July 4th, I sure do. Celebrating America's birthday and sharing that Red, White and Blue pride. But, with the fun and games around Tahoe there tends to be lots of party trash that gets left behind. This trash can harm wildlife, and lake clarity. Every year Keep Tahoe Blue has their Keep Tahoe Red, White, and Blue Beach Cleanup. The cleanup will be Friday, July 5th 8a.m. - 11:30a.m. They will be removing litter from multiple cleanup locations lakewide (Commons Beach (Tahoe City), Kings Beach, Kiva Beach, Nevada Beach, and Regan Beach). This is an event not to miss, hundreds of people come to help cleanup. As I like to say wherever you are keep it cleaner than you found it.
Another Beach Cleanup that is popular is the “Keep Tahoe Blue Labor Day Beach Cleanup.” They will be gathering on Monday, September 2nd at 8:30am - 12:00pm to cleanup the beaches. This cleanup location is to be announced.
Check out @keeptahoeblue to keep up with all the latest events and keep your eyes peeled for something we have up our sleeve!
-the babes of Grow Wild