Clean Up The Lake
Project Partners: Clean Up The Lake, Tahoe Blue Vodka, Vail Resorts & Epic Promise, Nevada Division of State Lands
Total Project Cost: $225,000
Funds Raised: $200,000+
We all know Lake Tahoe for its blue hues and unparalleled clarity, but what if we told you the lake has a dirty secret? After decades as one of the most popular recreation destinations in the country, a scary amount of trash is being discovered under the surface. Last summer, the team cleaned up 6 miles of Lake Tahoe and recovered more than 2,000 pounds of trash.
The Tahoe Fund is excited to team up with Clean Up the Lake to remove trash around all 72 miles of Lake Tahoe with a SCUBA dive team of professionals and volunteers this summer.
Thanks to an amazing partnership with Tahoe Blue Vodka, made with Tahoe’s crystal clear water, every dollar contributed to this project was matched by Tahoe Blue Vodka up to $100,000.
Vail Resorts also generously donated $25,000 in support of this program as did more than 135 donors, helping us to exceeded our goal of $200,000 for this project. The team started the dive at Edgewood on May 14, 2021. It will take approximately 6 months to complete the full clean up.
Thanks to all of this support, we can lead Lake Tahoe to a cleaner tomorrow, while educating everyone on the importance of environmental stewardship.
To learn more about how you can volunteer on the dives, click here.