Big Rick Stuart
1,500 pounds of trash removed at Tahoe after holiday weekend
By noon, 235 enthusiastic volunteers had removed 1,456 pounds of litter from 10 Tahoe beaches and their surrounding areas as part of the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s annual July 5 Keep Tahoe Red, White and Blue Beach Cleanup.
“People’s passion for protecting Lake Tahoe never ceases to amaze me, even after eight years of organizing cleanups like this one,” said Marilee Movius, community engagement manager for the League to Save Lake Tahoe, also known as Keep Tahoe Blue. “We had families and groups pass by, see what we were doing, drop their beach chairs and start to help. It goes to show that people want to do the right thing – they just need the opportunity.”
“Events like this are real eye-openers,” said Casey Metkovich, a long-time Keep Tahoe Blue volunteer. “The lake is so beautiful, it’s easy to think it’s pristine. But when you learn more and look closer, the lake needs our help. And being that set of helping hands is so fulfilling.”