What You Can Do - Volunteer Programs

Our volunteer programs are great opportunities for members of the community to get outside and help Keep Tahoe Blue! We host numerous events throughout the year, providing volunteers opportunities to help run events, monitor stormwater, identify aquatic invasive plants and lots more.

Interested in volunteering with the League? Please fill out our short online registration form to get started and check our events page frequently for the next opportunity.

Want to help protect Lake Tahoe’s legendary clarity and keep pollution out of the Lake? Like getting your hands dirty while enjoying majestic views of the mountains? If you answered yes, you may have what it takes to become a Pipe Keeper!

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Aquatic invasive species are taking over Lake Tahoe! Eyes on the Lake gives you a chance to help locate, identify, and remove these pesky invaders. Whether you like to paddle board, snorkel, swim, or walk on the beach, you can help us keep an eye out for aquatic invasive species, like Eurasian watermilfoil, and report back to us on where you’ve spotted these nuisance species. Register today to receive information on upcoming training dates.

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Snapshot Day - River and Lake Monitoring

Want to help connect your local community with the watershed? Snapshot Day is the day! Snapshot Day happens every May, all over the state of California. Here in Tahoe, volunteers take water samples and pictures of streams and rivers flowing into the lake, testing oxygen content, pH and temperature, to see how healthy the streams are. Samples from the day are sent to laboratories to analyze for nutrients (which feed algae) and bacteria (harmful for swimmers and other water users). Information from the day goes into a long-term data set on water quality around Lake Tahoe. Register today to help out a stream or river near you!

Get out and help pick up the trash that’s clogging our beloved beaches and trails, especially after big summer events. The League hosts beach cleanups throughout the summer as well as every September in honor of National Coastal Cleanup Day. Trash and debris that litter the beaches of Lake Tahoe threaten wildlife, harm the local economy, and can be a danger to people. Regular summer cleanups keep our beaches clean and healthy for everyone to enjoy.

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Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day - Hands-on Restoration

This annual event brings hundreds of volunteers together to foster better forest health and fire prevention. Previous events helped restore forests in the Angora Fire in South Lake Tahoe, Gondola Fire near Stateline, and at various state parks and public lands. Check our events page for this year’s date and location.

Pulling for Lake Tahoe - Aquatic Weed Removal

Remember those pesky invasive species you found as an Eyes on the Lake volunteer?  Well, the League is about more than just identifying infestations of invasive plants, we also like to get out there and eradicate them. The League partners with the Lake Tahoe AIS Working Group to get volunteers out on the water to place bottom barriers in waterways infested by Eurasian watermilfoil and other invasive plants. Check our events page for dates and locations for aquatic weed pulls.

Stewards of Stormwater - Stormdrain Marking

Just as our Pipe Keepers monitor stormwater outfalls around the Lake, we also mark storm drains so the community knows they  lead straight to Lake Tahoe. Washing cars and dumping household wastes into the storm drain system can have substantial negative impacts on water quality and public health. Marking storm drains with “Keep Tahoe Blue – No Dumping” metal markers helps educate and engage the public about protecting our waterways and keeping pollutants out of Lake Tahoe. Check our events page for dates and locations for our Storm Drain Marking events.

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