MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:27:01 +0000 Tahoe group takes the beach cleanup to new depths http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/1eb329cdf7624e78af22d2c45964ecb3 Beach cleanups are popular ways to try to keep waterfronts worldwide clear of garbage. But what about the trash that makes it into the water? A non-profit in Lake Tahoe is diving into that problem. (June 17) 1eb329cdf7624e78af22d2c45964ecb3 Thu, 17 Jun 2021 05:01:10 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT CLEAN UP THE LAKEASSOCIATED PRESSSouth Lake Tahoe, California - 8 June 20211. Lake Tahoe in distance with mountain cliff in foregroundCLEAN UP THE LAKE - MUST CREDITLake Tahoe - May 20212. Drone footage showing crystal clear water ASSOCIATED PRESSGlenbrook, Nevada - 8 June 2021+++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED+++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Berry, CEO, Tahoe Fund:"Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. It's one of the clearest lakes in the world. It's not hard to see standing out here that Lake Tahoe is probably one of the most spectacular places in the world, and when you're here, I think you feel just this incredible sense of wonder, joy, inspiration."4. Clean Up The Lake logo on pickup truck5. Clean Up The Lake Founder Colin West puts on scuba gear from truck bed6. Close up grabbing goggles and fins7. West walks down to join other divers+++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED+++8. SOUNDBITE (English) Colin West, Founder & Executive Director, Clean Up The Lake:"When I was in Tahoe doing beach cleanups, came across some friends of mine that had done one scuba cleanup and pulled out 600 pounds of trash, and so I dove right in quite literally and figuratively, and began seeing that there is a terrible submerged litter problem in Lake Tahoe. So our cleanup protocol is working with scuba divers and mesh bags. We have free divers that swim over them and we haul out smaller items or we pinpoint heavy lift items or hot spots for trash or unknown items that we see. And they work with a jet skier that actually has those GPS devices. And then we have kayakers, jet skiers and boaters on the surface to help haul trash, to help haul divers and free divers and also take us all around all 72 miles of the lake."9. Divers walk into waterCLEAN UP THE LAKE - MUST CREDITLake Tahoe - May 202113. Various divers underwater carrying mesh bagsCLEAN UP THE LAKE - MUST CREDITLake Tahoe - 8 June 202114. Various divers picking up trash underwater ASSOCIATED PRESSGlenbrook, Nevada - 8 June 202115. Various support kayak and jet ski above the divers+++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED+++16. SOUNDBITE (English) Matt Levitt, Sponsor & Dive Team Volunteer:"It's great to see the immediate impact. Just one day, our test drive, we pulled maybe 800 pounds of trash out of the lake from old radios and boomboxes to sunglasses and bathing suits and tons of beer cans, peel top beer cans going back to the 1960s and 70s that have been just sitting there waiting for an initiative like this to come through and make a change."CLEAN UP THE LAKE - MUST CREDITLake Tahoe - 8 June 202117. Various divers picking up trash underwater ASSOCIATED PRESSGlenbrook, Nevada - 8 June 2021+++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED+++18. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Berry, CEO, Tahoe Fund:"We do drink the water out of Lake Tahoe, obviously it goes through a filtering plant, but drink Tahoe tap, the best tasting water in the country. It won a national award. And so having garbage in there that breaks down certainly impacts our drinking water, but it also impacts wildlife. You know, we have fish and other critters living in that lake and having garbage down there impacts them as well."19. Divers emerge from the lake20. Various clean up team sorting through trash they brought up+++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED+++21. SOUNDBITE (English) Colin West, Founder & Executive Director, Clean Up The Lake:"So there's all this trash that has been left behind and ignored and it's kind of sad when things are out of sight and they're out of mind. Lake Tahoe is so beautiful. We talk about the clarity and that's so extremely important. But on top of that, I think we need to clean up the lake. We need to we need to protect what we have."22. Various cleanup teams sorting through the trash they brought up STORYLINEBeach cleanups are popular ways to try to keep waterfronts worldwide clear of garbage.But what about the trash that makes it into the water? A non-profit in Lake Tahoe is diving into that problem.Lake Tahoe, located on the border between California and Nevada, is the largest alpine lake in the US and the second deepest lake in the country.Known for its brilliant blue water, it's a major tourist attraction in the region, with millions of visitors each year.But all those tourists bring tons of trash, and when it ends up in the water, it can impact the lake's aquatic habitats.Last month a first-of-its-kind effort got underway to remove trash around all 72 miles of the lake.The non-profit Clean Up The Lake is using a team of scuba divers and support crews on kayaks, boats and jet skis, to rid the lake of fishing rods, tires, aluminum cans, beer bottles and other trash accumulating underwater.They've already brought up thousands of pounds of garbage, some of it believed to be several decades olClean Up The Lake founder Colin West says it's the largest cleanup of its kind in Tahoe history and hopes methods they've developed can be adopted in other lake cleanup projects worldwide.The cleanup effort, scheduled to last through November, is being paid for through donations from the environmental non-profit Tahoe Fund and from a local distillery which uses Lake Tahoe water to make its vodka===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Beach cleanups are popular ways to try to keep waterfronts worldwide clear of garbage. But what about the trash that makes it into the water? A non-profit in Lake Tahoe is diving into that problem. (June 17) Tahoe group takes the beach cleanup to new depths