The 5th annual Spring Clean event collected about 1,500-pounds of trash from the shores and roadsides in South Lake Tahoe.
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Organized by Clean Tahoe, 180+ volunteers gathered on Saturday, May 22, to pick up trash accumulated over the winter and been buried by snow.
The trash collected filled three truckloads.
“The best part about this event is that it brings the community together outdoors for a good cause and people realize that picking up trash is actually fun, some even say it’s relaxing.”
– Katie Sheehan, executive director of Clean Tahoe told Tahoe Daily Tribune
The whole community came together, with many local businesses and service groups taking part in the event, including Anderson Bike Rental, Ski Run Business Improvement District, South Lake Tahoe Rotary Club, California Conservation Corps, Barton Memorial Hospital, Sierra Community Church, South Tahoe High School Climate Crew & Generation Green, South Tahoe High School Key Club, Cannablu, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, South Shore Bikes, and MacDuff’s Pub.
The most common item picked up is cigarette butts, followed by flossers, wrappers, bottles, cans, and masks.