Volunteers clean up over 3,480 lbs of trash at Sierra-at-Tahoe | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Volunteers clean up over 3,480 lbs of trash at Sierra-at-Tahoe

Groups like the Buddy Werner Youth Ski League, Boy Scouts and local high school students participated in this year's Keep Sierra Clean Day.
Courtesy / Sierra-at-Tahoe |

A massive, 200-pound chain. A ‘90s-era snowboard.

These were just a couple of the more peculiar items removed from Sierra-at-Tahoe during the annual Keep Sierra Clean Day on Sunday, Oct. 22.

A total of 300 attendees cleaned up more than 3,480 pounds of trash from the snow-free slopes ahead of the 2017-18 season, according to Sierra-at-Tahoe. Several cellphones were among the notable finds during the cleanup.

Sunday’s event was quite an improvement over the previous year, when volunteers collected 1,700 pounds of trash.

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Attendees celebrated afterward with food, drinks and prizes, provided by Sierra-at-Tahoe.

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