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El Dorado Beach cleanup nets 59 pounds of trash

Tribune staff report

The League to Save Lake Tahoe partnered with 12 students and two teachers from Douglas County High School’s Environmental Club to clean up El Dorado Beach after the Memorial Day Weekend. In one hour, the cleanup crew covered one mile and picked up 59 pounds of trash.

Student volunteers collected hundreds of items of trash they later sorted and counted. The most common items were food wrappers and containers, cigarette butts, paper and plastic bags and bottle caps.

“Removing this trash from the beach is essential to protecting Tahoe’s wildlife and preserving our near shore,” said Aaron Hussman, community engagement associate for the League to Save Lake Tahoe. “The effort demonstrated by this dedicated group of students in helping to Keep Tahoe Blue was astounding. It’s rewarding to be able to partner together to provide these hands-on stewardship opportunities.”

The League to Save Lake Tahoe is seeking volunteers and partner organizations for its Keep Tahoe Red, Blue and Blue Beach Cleanups on July 5. For more information, visit keeptahoeblue.org.

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