Clean-up days set for Saturday in Truckee, across North Lake Tahoe
June 3, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — A trio of community-wide clean-up days are scheduled for Saturday, June 4, in Truckee and across the North and West shores of Lake Tahoe.
Truckee Day 2016 is a town-wide street clean up and civic-pride day, now in its 13th year. Check-in stations will open at 8 a.m. Saturday at several locations throughout Truckee.
Arrive early to get your materials, volunteer T-shirt, and free lunch ticket. Pre-registration is not required.
You'll be assigned a stretch of road to clean in your neighborhood. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
After cleaning up, join friends and neighbors at the town-wide block party starting at noon at Truckee River Regional Park on Brockway Road.
Local nonprofit organizations and public agencies are invited to set up a booth at the block party as part of the Truckee Day Community Expo.
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Visit truckeeday.org to learn more.
In conjunction with Truckee Day, the Truckee Police Department will host a free paper shredding event for residents from 10 a.m. to noon in the Truckee Town Hall parking lot on Truckee Airport Road.
Truckee residents may bring up to 100 pounds of paper to be shredded. Contact TPD at 530-550-2323 with questions.
TAHOE CITY/WEST SHORE
Just like in Truckee, the Tahoe City clean-up day offers locals and visitors a chance to pitch in to keep North Lake Tahoe towns and neighborhoods beautiful.
"The Tahoe City Downtown Association is dedicated to producing events that bring the community together, but also give back to our majestic Lake Tahoe environment," Stacie Lyans, Executive Director of the Tahoe City Downtown Association, said in a statement.
Saturday's event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and volunteers and sponsors are needed. Volunteers will check in at the Commons Beach picnic tables at 8:30 to enjoy breakfast snacks and to pick up materials, volunteer T-shirt and a ticket for a free pizza lunch.
Once checked in, volunteers will be assigned different sections of Tahoe City to pick up trash. Accompanied children are welcome. Preregistration is recommended.
In 2015, TCDA hosted a very successful Clean-up Day in partnership with the League to Save Lake Tahoe, with more than 50 volunteers collecting 376 pounds of trash and 1,846 cigarette butts, plus some significantly larger items not included in the total.
The Tahoe City Clean Up Day is supported by the League, Tahoe City Public Utility District, Tahoe Truckee Sanitation District, Tipsy Gypsy, Tahoe House, Sugar Pine Cakery and Front Street Pizza.
For information on volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, contact Dana Tanner Powell at email@example.com or 530-583-3348. Visit visittahoecity.org to learn more.
CARNELIAN BAY TO CRYSTAL BAY
On the same day, many volunteers in Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay and Crystal Bay will also take to the streets to pick up trash.
Registration will be at 9 a.m. at Community House at 265 Bear St. in Kings Beach. This registration location is for Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista, Kings Beach and Crystal Bay.
At registration, volunteers will be assigned specific locations, and they will be provided with gloves, bags and volunteer appreciation goodies, while supplies last.
While cleaning up, volunteers who find "Golden Items" win prizes donated by local businesses. The Latino Leadership Committee, a group not only committed to building the skills of community members but the agencies and organization that serve them, will assist in cleaning up Kings Beach.
Those interested in cleaning up in Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista or Crystal Bay can register at Community House the morning of June 4, or pick up supplies June 1-3, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. by appointment at the North Tahoe Business Association office at 8401 North Lake Blvd. No. 203 in Kings Beach at the Bear Street roundabout.
Contact NTBA staff at 530-546-9000 prior to stopping by their office. After the "dirty work," volunteers are invited to a no-host lunch at Tahoe Central Market, where they will receive 10 percent off their purchase.
Last year, more than 2,300 pounds of garbage was collected at North Tahoe's Clean Up Day, which is produced by North Tahoe Business Association and supported by many sponsors.
For more information, visit http://www.NorthTahoeBusiness.org or call 530-546-9000.