Earth Day in North Lake Tahoe

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Tahoe City April 22, 2024

If you are planning a trip to Lake Tahoe, why not join the community for the annual Earth Day cleanup on April 22, 2024? This is a great opportunity for the entire family.

Lake Tahoe Environmental Programs

Since 1969, the Lake Tahoe basin has led the nation in environmental impact programs. The fast pace of developments in the region during the 1960’s led California and Nevada to form a bi-state compact to protect the watershed and natural features that make Lake Tahoe so spectacular.

Under the Nixon administration, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency was formed. Over the years, they have implemented wood stove ordinances to protect the air. They also organized Best Management Practices to regulate how irrigation runs from private homes into Lake Tahoe. Their shoreline plan controls how buoys and piers can be constructed in a way that minimizes environmental impact.

TRPA’s Environmental Improvement Program is the collaboration of local, state, and federal government agencies, private entities, scientists, and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California to restore the environmental health of Lake Tahoe.

This program works to restore watershed and water quality, forest health, sustainable recreation and transportation. It also funds scientific research, stewardship and accountability. To date, they have implemented 835 programs with $2.9 billion invested. You can track their many projects here.

Earth Day April 22nd

On April 22, 1970. the first Earth Day was organized. Today, they mobilize over 1 billion people across the world. Originally inspired by student anti-war movements, Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin wanted to energize an environmental clean up movement with the same inspiration, commitment and drive.

Choosing a date between spring break and final exams, activists traveled to the universities to engage clean up movements scheduled for April 22nd. Over the years, this brought more awareness to the necessary changes that would improve the planet. This included changing from leaded gasoline to unleaded, removing pesticides, raw sewage and efforts to protect our wilderness areas.

Tahoe City Earth Day Clean Up

From 9am to 3pm on April 22nd, join the Tahoe City Downtown Association and Blue Crews for a clean up to remove litter along the north and west shores of Lake Tahoe. Children are welcome, and what a great way to enjoy a visit to Lake Tahoe while giving back!

Light snacks, beverages, and cleanup supplies will be provided. Help preserve the beauty of the Lake Tahoe shoreline by removing litter and restoring its natural splendor. Let’s celebrate Earth Day by taking action and showing our environment the care it deserves.

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