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.
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.
We’re taking action before it’s too late, and we’re making it easier than ever for everyone to join in.
Our NPO has removed 8,780.5 pounds of underwater litter to date. 3629 lbs from Lake Tahoe. 5151.5 lbs from Donner Lake.
Clean Up The Lake removed 2,238 pounds of trash from 6 miles of Lake Tahoe's sub-surface shoreline with the support of NDSL, NDEP & the EPA.
At Clean Up The Lake, we always ensure team safety, achieve a positive environmental impact, and have FUN.
Volunteer Jet Ski Captains are responsible for diver safety, deterring boat traffic, & recording GPS data on non-collection litter items
Volunteer kayakers are essential to our operation as they monitor scuba + free divers in the water, fly dive flags, transport litter & assist in removing heavier litter items.
Volunteer SCUBA divers are essential to remove submerged litter from our lakes & GPS pinpoint heavy litter items, hot spots & more.
Volunteer free divers are essential to communicate with divers through hand signals, monitoring diver safety, retrieve full clean up bags, provide accurate GPS data & retrieve heavier trash items.
How You Can Help
Plastic is a big problem, but there’s lots of ways you can help make an impact: