Our mission is to fight back against plastic and all forms of pollution in our global environment, both on land and under the surface.
Through data collection, collaborating with environmental scientists, extensive research dives and outreach in the community we have discovered pollution issues within the community and under the surface of numerous lakes in the Tahoe Basin including Lake Tahoe. To tackle these issues we perform scuba clean ups and implement litter mitigation strategies in areas of need.
Where our founder originally was inspired to clean up the plastic and performed research trips and beach clean-ups in 2018.
2023 Programs and Projects
Our NPO’s flagship project was the first ever human-powered circumnavigation of Lake Tahoe using SCUBA, and was the largest ever trash-clean up in Lake Tahoe’s history. In 2022 we expanded to Mammoth Lakes, CA as well as hit June Lake, Fallen Leaf Lake and did the monitoring and deep litter surveys in Donner Lake. This winter we have returned to Lake Tahoe to monitor submerged litter issues on the Nevada side as well as explore deeper litter accumulation at depths of +/-70 feet. Please click the link below to find out more information about our 2023 projects.
We’re taking action before it’s too late. Join us now.
CLEAN UP THE LAKE ENSURES SAFETY, MAKING A DIFFERENCE & HAVING FUN.
JET SKIERS ASSIST IN DIVER SAFETY, DATA COLLECTION & DETERRING BOAT TRAFFIC.
KAYAKERS MONITOR DIVERS IN THE WATER, FLY DIVE FLAGS, TRANSPORT & RETRIEVE LITTER.
SCUBA DIVERS REMOVE SUBMERGED LITTER & GPS PINPOINT HEAVY LITTER ITEMS, HOT SPOTS & MORE.
FREE DIVERS COMMUNICATE WITH DIVERS, ASSIST IN DATA COLLECTION, & RETRIEVE FULL BAGS & HEAVY LITTER ITEMS.
How You Can Help
Litter is a big problem, but there’s lots of ways you can help make an impact:
"Clean Up the Lake. That's the name, but more importantly the rallying cry, of a nonprofit in the Lake Tahoe area."
- NBC BAY AREA
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