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North Tahoe coming together Saturday to clean Bay to Bay district

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KINGS BEACH, Calif. — On Saturday, June 1, 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. at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area near the playground; in Tahoe Vista at Cable Car Ice Cream; in Carnelian Bay at GarWoods; and in Crystal Bay at the Tahoe Biltmore. Pre-registration is not required.

While cleaning up, volunteers who find "Golden Items" win prizes donated by local businesses. At registration, volunteers will be assigned specific locations to distribute efforts most effectively and they will be provided with gloves, bags and 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. to 1 p.m. at the North Tahoe Beach Picnic Pavilion (across from Safeway in Kings Beach) where they will enjoy an assortment of complimentary food and beverages and live music performed by Flannel Fish, featuring Steve Miller, a North Tahoe Business Association Board Member and Kings Beach resident.

Last year, ,ore than 5,000 pounds of garbage was collected at Clean Up Day, which is produced by North Tahoe Business Association, which is patterning this year with Tahoe Expedition Academy, an adventure-based, experiential learning school located in Kings Beach.

The Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, among many others, will volunteer at Clean Up Day with several groups of children 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.

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For more information, please visit http://www.NorthTahoeBusiness.org or call 530-546-9000.

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Ten ways to keep your community clean year-round:

Join North Tahoe, Truckee 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.

Recycle.

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.