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Tahoe’s Trash Pick Up Challenge

September 26, 2020

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 26, 2020

Busy summers come with lots of litter. Help the League to Save Lake Tahoe keep the Tahoe that we love clean by participating in Tahoe’s Trash Pickup Challenge all September long. You can join them at in-person events, cleanup remotely, or do both.

Every Saturday in September is a cleanup day. Join them by tidying up in your neighborhood, local happy place, or one of the litter hot spots listed in the signup form. If Saturdays don’t jive with your calendar, don’t let that stop you! You can clean up any day, any time.

The month-long quest for a clean Tahoe culminates on Saturday, September 26 with one final push. This will be a physically distanced, RSVP-only cleanup event, where the trash will be removed from various waterways in South Lake Tahoe in honor of the Great Sierra River Cleanup and California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Sign up here to let organizers know when you will be joining, select your “hot spot” cleanup location, and if you would like to borrow cleanup supplies from one of our three pick up locations.

Want to double the impact of your efforts? Report what you find while cleaning up using the Litter and Trash Report on the Citizen Science App (free to download at citizensciencetahoe.org) or by using a data card (provided in the cleanup kits or downloading it here) and either drop it off to the location you borrowed cleanup supplies from or email it to events@keeptahoeblue.org.

Learn more about why cleanups are important and how to conduct a successful cleanup. Attend a virtual Tahoe Blue Crew training, adopt your Tahoe happy place and keep it litter-free all month and year! keeptahoeblue.org/tbc.

Enter our Tahoe’s Trash Pickup Challenge raffle by submitting data from your cleanup, or by emailing a photo of the litter you find to events@keeptahoeblue.org. The more data and photos you submit the more entries you get. They will select winners at the end of the month. Below are the photo categories. See the Keep Tahoe Blue full raffle terms and conditions here. There are lots of awesome prizes, including a snowboard from Tahoe’s own Olympian Jamie Anderson!

Week 1 – https://www.facebook.com/events/785539702194275
Week 2 – https://www.facebook.com/events/327892778448824
Week 3 – https://www.facebook.com/events/892722451135930
Week 4 – https://www.facebook.com/events/725714588015581

Photo challenge categories to be entered into our raffle at the end of the month.

1) Best before and after

2) Most single-use items collected

3) Most unusual item collected

Post your photos for all to see here on their Facebook event page, and use the hashtags #TahoeBlueGooder #litterfreetahoe

This event is hosted by Clean Tahoe, Incline Village Waste Not, Jamie Anderson Foundation and the League to Save Lake Tahoe.