6 Mile NV Shoreline- Tahoe Cleanup

In 2020 Nevada Division of State Lands granted our team funds to perform cleanups in six different areas of interest along the NV shoreline of Lake Tahoe. This cleanup helped us refine our litter and data collection procedures, safety protocols and further confirmed the need for a complete shoreline cleanup. Litter data from this project showed that litter accumulation is correlated with the occurrence of rocky lake beds and the proximity to popular and populated shorelines.

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TOTAL WEIGHT OF LITTER REMOVED

2238

MILES COMPLETED

6

TOTAL COUNT OF LITTER REMOVED

3607
pieces

CANS REMOVED

1968

TIRES REMOVED

6

Thanks to our donors

Nevada Division of State lands

Donner Lake

Our plans in 2020 were originally to begin the circumnavigated clean up of Lake Tahoe but with the onset of a global pandemic we were forced to reconsider our goal. As we began to look for an alternative focus, Truckee locals Ella (10) and Olivia Hoyer (8) brought to our attention that there was a submerged litter problem in Donner Lake. After a survey dive our team confirmed that Donner Lake was in need of our help, so,  our team rallied funding from the community and was able to complete a full shoreline circumference clean up removing over 5,151 lbs from beneath the surface. The funding also supported Hoyer’s goal of putting up signs on all 37 public piers to remind visitors to pack out what they pack in.

TOTAL WEIGHT OF LITTER REMOVED

5151

MILES COMPLETED

8

TIRES REMOVED

101

Thanks to our donors

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