2,300 pounds of garbage including over 1,600 cigarette butts were left on Lake Tahoe’s beaches after firework shows this past 4th of July. Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and it’s hard to imagine anyone trashing it.
Fortunately, “Keep Tahoe Blue” found 120 volunteers to help clean up the litter.
“We collected nearly 2,300 pounds of trash from five beaches, including at least 1,500 cigarette butts.” – Jesse Patterson, deputy director of Keep Tahoe Blue
This clean up effort was the 2nd annual “Keep Tahoe Red, White, and Blue Beach Cleanups campaign. These folks cleaned 3 miles of Tahoe’s shoreline which represents only 5% of the lake’s shoreline.
This is the 2nd year where Tahoe has been absolutely trashed by 4th of July visitors.
“Please pick up or pack in anything you bring to the beach. The Fourth of July leaves a huge impact on our lake.” – Jesse Patterson, deputy director of Keep Tahoe Blue