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Volunteers needed for Great Sierra River Cleanup

Organizers are looking for volunteers to help with the fourth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup on Saturday.

This year, more than 100 volunteers are expected to help pick up litter along Lake Tahoe and its tributaries from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents, businesses and service groups are needed to help at nine sites in the South Shore area to remove cigarette butts, bottles, dumped furniture and other refuse from the shorelines.

The Lake Tahoe event is part of the larger Great Sierra River Cleanup, which is taking place along rivers throughout the entire Sierra Nevada and run in coordination with the California-wide Coastal Cleanup Day.

The effort is coordinated by Clean Tahoe, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, Sierra Nevada Alliance, the California-Tahoe Conservancy, the Tahoe-Baikal Institute and AmeriCorps.

Last year, 158 volunteers removed 1,599 pounds of trash from Tahoe beaches and streams, according to a press release from TRCD.

For information or to register as a volunteer, visit tahoecleanup.wordpress.com, or call Ellen Flynn at 530-544-4210. Registration is highly encouraged; however, drop-in volunteers can participate at Regan Beach, where volunteers will be invited to enjoy refreshments immediately after the cleanup.

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