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Volunteers sought for Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday

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Jim Grant / Tribune File Photo / Norm McRae of South Lake Tahoe picks up litter from El Dorado Beach during Coastal Cleanup Day last year.

Locals are encouraged to join in the 23rd Annual Ocean Conservancy Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is coordinated statewide.

Last year 1,400 pounds of trash were gathered from Tahoe beaches, 106 volunteers assisted in picking up the litter.

“We are really hoping to top those numbers this year and get more people involved,” adds Ellen Nunes of Clean Tahoe program.

Nunes is the El Dorado county coordinator for the event. She is coordinating clean up for 20 sites on the South Shore, including meadow areas.

“Getting the trash now keeps it out of the snowpack,” Nunes said, “which keeps it out of the Lake, so it is a good preventative measure.”

Volunteers are encouraged to go to their favorite beach at 9 a.m. and look for the site captain.

They will be outfitted with bags, gloves, and given a five-minute safety talk.

For more information or details, call (530) 544-4210.

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