Volunteers sought for July 5 beach cleanup | SierraSun.com

Volunteers sought for July 5 beach cleanup

Calling all Lake Tahoe lovers: The League to Save Lake Tahoe is hosting several beach cleanups July 5 in an effort to make sure any trash left behind from this year's festivities ends up in the right place.

All visitors are encouraged to leave no trace, which means to pack out whatever is packed in. Litter can pose a threat to wildlife and have a negative impact on Lake Tahoe's famous crystal blue waters, yet every year it shows up.

Volunteers cleared 1,600 pounds of trash, including 5,266 cigarette butts during the 2015 July 5 beach cleanup. In 2014, they collected 2,300 pounds of trash.

This year's events are being held at Nevada Beach, Regan Beach, Kiva Beach, Commons Beach and Kings Beach from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Volunteers are asked to bring a reusable water bottle, gloves if they have them and any friends who may be interested in participating.

Visit keeptahoeblue.org/july5 to find out more.