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Volunteers Remove 2,260 Pounds of Trash From Tahoe Beaches

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More than 100 volunteers hit the Lake Tahoe shores this weekend helping clean up after thousands of visitors hit the beach for the Fourth of July.
    
The "League to Save Lake Tahoe" visited six of the area's most popular beaches, covering about three miles of shoreline.
    
Volunteers picked up 3,000 cigarette butts, 1,200 cans, 800 glass or plastic bottles and 320 plastic bags.
    
Altogether, that's close to 2,300 pounds of trash--or enough to fill a whole dump truck.    
Organizers say their efforts cover less than 5% of Tahoe's shoreline, but they hope events like this help all of us remember to clean up after ourselves.

This was the group's second annual post-holiday cleanup and included volunteers from Reno, Sacramento, the Bay Area and Southern California.    
To learn about future volunteer opportunities for the League, visit keeptahoeblue.org/news/events/.

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