Nonprofit to fund clean up algae

Truckee River Outflow Surface | Scott Hackley

A new nonprofit,, is looking to raise awareness of the algae in Lake Tahoe and generate funding for its clean up. Co-founders Lisa Lamb and Mike Bruno want to provide local research and advocacy organizations with the funding and volunteer labor needed to support research on threats to the lake’s health, identify and organize safe clean-up methods and educate the next generation of environmental scientists and leaders through the group.

Bruno is a member of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center advisory board, which in 2017 began examining the shoreline with an instrumented helicopter and a drone several times each year for an aerial view of the algae blooms along the lakeshore.

The public can help by donating online and/or using TERC’s Citizen Science Tahoe web app to submit images of algae. |