It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, and it's Earth Month! Celebrate our glorious planet by doing your part to Keep Tahoe Blue throughout April.

To ring in Earth Week, the League and organizations around the Basin created a week-long series of themed days packed with events, lessons, activities and games. Check out the whole calendar here, and check our event listings below to get in on the fun.
Earth Month is also a reminder to help protect the places that are important to us. We are extremely grateful to the Pipkin Charitable Foundation for their generous recent contribution to the League. The Pipkin family's long-standing love for Tahoe is expressed in their ongoing support for the community and the Lake over many years. Please consider following their lead and donating to support the League's Lake-saving work today.
"Whether it’s fifteen minutes or four hours, there are many ways to make a difference."
-Jesse Patterson,
League to Save Lake Tahoe
Action. Accountability. Collaboration. These are a few of the key ingredients needed to Keep Tahoe Blue. In a recent article, Jesse and four other community stalwarts shared their views on what it will take to protect, preserve and strengthen Lake Tahoe.
Gearing up to Get
on the Water
Boats, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards are emerging from hibernation. Help increase the fun and safety of the 2021 boating season by taking our short survey. The link below also includes the latest information about TRPA's new mooring and pier permit lotteries.
Get to Know Our Tahoe Blue Crews
Our litter-fighting Tahoe Blue Crew program continues to grow, and our volunteers have stories to share. Each Crew, whether an individual, family, community group, or business, has their own unique experience of caring for Tahoe. Want to meet one of them? We thought you would.

Hayli, Heavenly Mountain Resort's Blue Crew leader, recently chatted with our team member Kat on Instagram Live about the fun and impact her Crew has had thus far.
What's that? You'd like more Blue Crew stories? Check out this recent article from SFGATE, which includes an interview with another one of our Blue Crews.
Choose Reusables
Every year, our volunteers clean up thousands of single-use plastic bottles from the Tahoe Basin. Aside from being an ugly nuisance, many of these bottles leach chemicals into Tahoe's land and waters. This Earth Month, make the change to reusable drinkware and be part of the solution!

Made by our friends at Klean Kanteen, our bottles are leak-proof, BPA-free, and feature Climate Lock insulation. Perfect for outdoor adventures, long trips, or simply keeping your coffee hot at the office.
All proceeds benefit our efforts to Keep Tahoe Blue, now and for future generations.
April 14 | SFGATE

Warming temperatures and receding snowdrifts reveal thousands of bits of garbage left over from winter recreation. The League's Tahoe Blue Crews are helping address the problem by adopting sites across Tahoe to clean up.

April 9 | Moonshine Ink

Five Tahoe stewardship standouts are highlighted in this piece, including Jesse Patterson, the League's Chief Strategy Officer. Jesse's message is clear: everyone who enjoys Tahoe has the opportunity and responsibility to care for it, and no Lake-friendly act is too small.

April 4 | KOLO 8 Reno

“Spooner Summit continues to be a safety, environmental, and health nightmare every winter," said the League's Marilee Movius, highlighting the litter that plagues the popular but unofficial sled hill. Watch interviews with Marilee and our Tahoe Blue Crew leader who has adopted the site.

March 31 | Sierra Nevada Ally

Emerging technologies will be at the forefront of this summer’s launch of the ten-year, multi-agency effort to address Lake Tahoe's aquatic invasive species. The League plays a key role in driving forward innovative solutions to Tahoe's most dire ecological threat.

March 12 | Sierra Sun

Zebra mussels are a disastrous aquatic invasive species that have thus far been kept out of Lake Tahoe. Unfortunately, the invaders were found in "moss balls" sold at pet stores in the region. Avoid purchasing these products to protect Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe's Trash Pickup Challenge: Earth Week Edition
Monday, April 19 - Sunday, April 25
Each and every day of Earth Week, join the League by tidying up in your neighborhood, Tahoe happy place or a litter hot spot around the Basin. Clean up on your own, with your COVID team, any day or any time.

Plant Detectives: Virtual Activity
Wednesday, April 21
Spring is here, and so is warmer weather, which means aquatic plants will be popping up in no time. This makes it the perfect time to learn how to tell the difference between native and invasive species. Download our lesson and become a plant detective yourself!

Earth Day Community Cleanup
9am-noon|Thursday, April 22
Join us to celebrate Earth Day and protect Lake Tahoe from litter with a good, old-fashioned community cleanup. Please RSVP in advance for this physically distanced event on Tahoe's South Shore.

Snapshot Day
8am-1pm|Saturday, May 15
Become a citizen scientist for the day by measuring Tahoe's water quality. You'll wade into Tahoe’s streams, creeks and Big Blue itself to do scientific water sampling. You don’t need past experience, just a taste for adventure.

In Case You Missed It
The March installment of our new eNewsletter, Gems from Our Jewel of the Sierra, showed how mimicking nature is helping the League tackle Tahoe's invasive species challenge. In case you missed it, here's the latest.
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