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Outdoor Volunteer Events

Heard of Voluntourism? It’s tourism with a twist, a one of a kind experience for sustainability minded travelers! Take part in the following outdoor volunteer opportunities to meet locals, learn about our mountain environment, and give back to the Truckee-Tahoe community.

Keep Truckee Green

Keep Truckee Green provides easy ways to help clean up litter and trash. Join the Truckee Litter Corps on the first Saturday of each month for a group clean-up at a designated location. You’ll get a TLC t-shirt and the opportunity to meet Truckee locals doing good. Another way to help is by participating in the Grab a Bag Program at local participating businesses. They provide the pick-up supplies for litter clean-up anytime, anywhere! Return your bag of litter for prizes and discounts.

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Truckee Trails Foundation

Help the Truckee Trails Foundation build, maintain, and advocate for a world-class network of trails and bikeways for health, sustainability, and prosperity. Don a helmet, gloves, and hardhat and join them for a trail work day!

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Truckee River Watershed Council

Get your science on and find out how you can protect our watershed with the Truckee River Watershed Council. Attend an informal, virtual River Talk to learn about the Truckee River Watershed, meet other river-lovers, and hear about the Watershed Council’s work; pull invasive plants with the Weed Warriors; Adopt-A-Stream and get the training to become a watershed scientist, practicing biology or chemistry in the field; or attended the annual Truckee River Day.

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Truckee Donner Land Trust

Roll up your sleeves and put in a day of dirt work building trails with the Truckee Donner Land Trust. They offer volunteer trail days throughout the summer, June - October, to repair existing trails or complete new sections. They provide the tools, all you need to do is show up with water and snacks!

Can make a volunteer trail day? You can still help by reporting trail conditions on their website. Use the form on their Explore page to share what you find - down trees, muddy trail, backed up drains, etc.

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Citizen Science Tahoe

Anyone can volunteer as a citizen scientist, it’s as easy as downloading an app! Get the Citizen Science Tahoe app on your phone and use it to share observations, photos, and comments of Lake Tahoe when you’re at the beach, on the water, or on the mountain. This helps researchers better understand conditions around the lake, so if you see it, share it!

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Keep Tahoe Blue

There are many ways to get involved with Keep Tahoe Blue, the League to Save Lake Tahoe. Volunteer programs include attending a beach cleanup, downloading the Tahoe Boating App, forming your own Tahoe Blue Crew, and much more. Get involved and be sure to check out their calendar for year-round events.

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Take Care Tahoe

View a roundup of events and volunteer opportunities in Truckee and the Lake Tahoe basin from Take Care Tahoe and partners. There are community cleanups, nature events, and more.

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Request Truckee (Powered by See Click Fix)

Download the See Click Fix app to request services or get help fixing issues like trail hazards, graffiti, missing or damaged signs, and overflowing trash receptacles.

Slow Food Lake Tahoe

Help out at the new Truckee Community Garden in the Truckee River Regional Park! Pitch in with Slow Food Lake Tahoe on Harvest Mondays or Workday Wednesdays.

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Graffiti Abatement Volunteer Day

Clean up graffiti with the Donner Summit Association on July 29th at 9am or 1pm. Meet at the Summit Hub to sign in and fill out release forms.

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Featured Experience

72 Mile Cleanup

Last summer, volunteer divers with Clean Up The Lake removed over 2,200 lbs of trash from a six mile segment of Lake Tahoe. This summer, they’re going back to clean up the entire circumference of the lake, all 72 miles! Want to get involved? You can help by reporting trash, volunteering, or joining a dive with scuba experience.
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