"Scuba divers plan unprecedented
Tahoe clean-up"

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The 72 Mile Clean Up

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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 extensive research dives and outreach in the community we have discovered strong pollution issues both within the community and under the surface of the lake. We perform scuba cleanups, and strategic shore-based cleanups in areas of need.


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.

Our 72 Mile Scuba Clean Up

Our NPO’s flagship project is the first ever man powered circumnavigation of Lake Tahoe using SCUBA. This project will be accompanied by a large-scale trash clean up of every inch of the 72 mile sub surface shoreline.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing the 72 mile scuba clean up until Summer 2021. View the special announcement below.

How You Can Help

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

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We’ve got large scale clean up projects that need your help

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Clean Up The Lake dive teams completed it’s first ever circumnavigated SCUBA clean up in September 2020, cleaning the entire circumference of Donner Lake & removing 5,151.5 LBS of Trash

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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