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Sierra State Parks Foundation

Park Litter Clean Up Days

Hi fellow park lover,

West Shore CA State Parks are closed until further notice. Correspondingly, SSPF special projects are postponed until further notice as well. 

Your health and safety are our first priority. The Caldor Fire in El Dorado County, along with erratic wind patterns, is forcing CA State Parks to completely close the state parks on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe until further notice. These parks include Emerald Bay State Park, D.L. Bliss State Park, and Sugar Pine Point State Park.

The complete closure of parks also means the day-use areas, campgrounds, historic house museum tours, and visitor centers will remain closed as the situation progresses. The Lake Tahoe west shore state parks are not in immediate danger. By closing the parks, first responders can focus their energy on protecting the threatened areas. We will continue to monitor and report to you all as updates come in.


By joining our park litter pick-up days, you will help preserve the scenic beauty and unique ecosystems of some of our most popular parks - one bag of litter at a time. You can sign-up for as many volunteer shifts as you would like.

After each clean-up, volunteers are encouraged to stay and savor the beauty of the park. Volunteers can bring a small picnic to enjoy by Donner Lake or lace-up hiking boots and hit the trails!

Donner Memorial State Park (DMSP), 9 am - 10 am. Jamie and volunteers will always meet at the Donner Memorial State Park's Visitor Center. We will be working in partnership with DMSP's volunteer clean-up team, too! Volunteer parking passes will be emailed and will need to be displayed on volunteers' dashboards the day of. 

Kings Beach State Recreation Area (KBSRA), 9 am - 10 am. Jamie and volunteers will always meet at the main KBSRA parking lot (where the restrooms are located). Jamie and volunteers are responsible for finding parking in the surrounding area (free parking is available on Racoon Street). 

What we will do:

  • Target litter hot spots as a team.
  • Count how many bags of trash are collected.
  • Identify the most common types of trash found.
  • Prevent further impacts on the Tahoe Basin.
  • Improve the park atmosphere for all to enjoy.

What to bring:

  • A pair of gloves
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Biodegradable bags and trash grabbers are provided! 

What to wear:

  • A hat 
  • Sunscreen
  • Closed-toe shoes

The Sierra State Parks Foundation (SSPF) believes that the Lake Tahoe and Donner area California State Parks are unique treasures worthy of our support. We fund projects and educational programs that connect people with our rich natural resources and cultural heritage.

To discover more ways to volunteer with us, check out our special events that need your support!: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E49A4AA2FA7FC1-2021 

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KBSRA on Friday, 9/3/21 (6)

All park clean-up activities have been postponed until further notice due to the Caldor fire. The safety of our community is our first priority. Thank you for your support of The Sierra State Parks

 
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Ayden Luther

DMSP on Monday, 9/6/21 (6)

All park clean-up activities have been postponed until further notice due to the Caldor fire. The safety of our community is our first priority. Thank you for your support of The Sierra State Parks

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Ayden Luther

National Service day, 9/11/21, at DMSP. (5)

All park clean-up activities have been postponed until further notice due to the Caldor fire. The safety of our community is our first priority. Thank you for your support of The Sierra State Parks

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Ayden Luther
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