On Saturday, June 7, more than 100 volunteers in Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay and Crystal Bay will take to the streets to pick up trash prior to the busy summer season.
Registration check-in stations open at 9 a.m. in Kings Beach at the Boys & Girls Club (new this year); Tahoe Vista at Cable Car Ice Cream; Carnelian Bay at Watermans Landing and in Crystal Bay at the Tahoe Biltmore.
While cleaning up, volunteers who find “Golden Items” win prizes donated by local businesses.
At registration, volunteers will be assigned specific locations and they will be provided with gloves, bags, snacks and appreciation goodies including a Clean Up Day T-shirt while supplies last.
After the “dirty work,” volunteers are invited to a Volunteer Party from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the North Tahoe Beach Picnic Pavilion (across from Safeway in Kings Beach) where they will enjoy complimentary food and beverages and live music performed by the Emily Tessmer Band and Tahoe Expedition Academy students.
KEEP YOUR COMMUNITY CLEAN YEAR-ROUND:
Join North Tahoe, Truckee, Tahoe City and Incline Village Clean Up Day efforts annually on the first Saturday in June.
Lead by example and clean up trash around your home or business.
Pick up and dispose of trash whenever and where ever you see it .
Keep trash away from local critters, wait until pick up day to put out trash and recycle bags.
Re-purpose glass jars in the kitchen and use for storage.
Carry your own reusable water bottle and coffee cup.
Recycle/donate items you don’t use anymore to a local thrift store.
Reduce use of plastic by using multi-purpose reusable bags.
Gather hazardous waste and call Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal to schedule a drop off.
Last year more than 3,000 pounds of garbage was collected at Clean Up Day. Organizers hope to exceed that amount this year.
Clean Up Day is produced by North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA) and Tahoe Expedition Academy.
Taylor Simmers, TEA co-head of school and Clean Up Day liaison said, “Tahoe Expedition Academy is honored to participate in this important community event. Our ninth-grade students have been studying ‘The Synthetic World’ and more specifically, how to manage synthetic byproducts. Helping coordinate and lead Clean Up Day and educating local students on what they can do to prevent waste management issues serve as one of the final products students have been working on.”
The Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, among many others, will volunteer at Clean Up Day with several groups of kids and their year-round Green Team. The Green Team educates youth about waste management, hoping to reinforce “Leave No Trace” principles at a young age. The group recycles and composts year-round, which saves about 3,000 pounds of waste from going into landfills.
For more information, please visit www.NorthTahoeBusiness.org or call 530-546-9000.