Nearly 1,300 lbs of trash cleaned up at Keep Sierra Clean Day

Tribune staff report

About 300 people collected nearly 1,300 pounds of trash from Sierra-at-Tahoe’s ski slopes Sunday, during the resort’s Keep Sierra Clean Day.

Awards were given to the strangest find, oldest find and the best haul weight to body weight ratio, according to Sierra-at-Tahoe. Among the unique finds were an electric toothbrush, several snowboards and a ski from Sierra Ski Ranch.

Several groups from around the basin and West Slope supported the event.

“It’s one thing to be recognized in environmental excellence but Sierra finds true pride in the many supporters of this community that make such a massive and valiant effort to be a part of it,” General Manager John Rice said in a statement. “Many people consider this mountain home, so it’s really different than a little constructive yard work.”

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