Volunteers remove 750 pounds of trash during South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Cleanup
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Volunteers cleaned up more than 700 pounds of trash in the span of three hours Monday.
Hosted by the League to Save Lake Tahoe, the fifth annual South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Cleanup brought out more than 60 volunteers to the Heavenly Village area Monday, April 22.
They removed 750 pounds of trash and over 6,000 cigarette butts, according to the League.
“We continued to be amazed at the amount of trash found in and around Lake Tahoe,” Marilee Movius, the League’s community engagement manager, said in a press release. “Cleanups like these are critical to ensuring our lake remains a beautiful place for us all to enjoy. We thank all of our partners and volunteers that joined together to be part of the solution.”
Trash was collected, sorted and weighed at the end of the event.
“Cleanups are only part of the solution. Ultimately if we want to protect our lake, then we need to reduce the amount of trash being put into our environment,” Jesse Patterson, the League chief strategy officer, said in the release. “For that reason, we ask that everyone pack out their trash or dispose of it properly.”