Pipe Keepers is a citizen science program to address the threat of stormwater pollution entering Lake Tahoe. Runoff from rain storms and snowmelt is the largest source of pollution that degrades Lake clarity. League staff will train you to survey local neighborhoods and collect stormwater samples during rain and snowmelt events.
The first step is to join a group Pipe Keeper Intro Training on how to be a Watershed Watcher and monitor neighborhoods for trash and pollution entering storm drains. Trained Watershed Watchers can then adopt a pipe and receive an At Your Pipe Training from League staff to become a Pipe Keeper or Pipe Assistant and learn how to collect stormwater samples. The data from these samples helps the League identify sources of stormwater pollution entering Lake Tahoe.
Participants under 18 years of age must bring a Keep Tahoe Blue waiver signed by a parent or guardian.