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CURRENT ORGANIZATIONAL STATS

total trash collected

55,944 LBS

TOTAL LITTER WEIGHT COLLECTED (2018 - Present)

trash-weight-below

55,415 LBS

TOTAL LITTER WEIGHT COLLECTED
(UNDER SURFACE)

trash-weight-above water

529 LBS

TOTAL LITTER WEIGHT COLLECTED
(ABOVE SURFACE)

miles

102.72 Miles

TOTAL UNDEWATER MILES CLEANED

volunteer-hours

9,609.75

TOTAL VOLUNTEER HOURS

scuba-diver

293

TOTAL CLEAN UP DIVES

About Us

Our mission is to fight back against plastic and all forms of pollution in our global environment, both on land and under the surface, starting with Lake Tahoe and the Cayes in Belize.

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Lake Tahoe

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.

Belize

Where our founder originally was inspired to clean up the plastic, we’re proud to say that we are working on the initial concept of voluntourism clean up trips with an estimated launch of 2022.

2022 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 expended to Mammoth Lakes, CA as well as hit June Lake, Fallen Leaf Lake and did 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.

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How You Can Help

Litter is a big problem, but there’s lots of ways you can help make an impact:

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"Clean Up the Lake. That's the name, but more importantly the rallying cry, of a nonprofit in the Lake Tahoe area."

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