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Keep Tahoe Blue works on solution to end hibernating trash at sled hill

Ashleigh Goodwin | Tahoe Daily Tribune
December 17, 2023

SPOONER LAKE, Nev. – In 2016, the League to Save Lake Tahoe, known as Keep Tahoe Blue, identified the unofficial sled hill at Spooner Summit as a trash hotspot, and over the next four years the problem grew exponentially.

According to KTB’s Policy Director, Gavin Feiger, sometime after 2020 the location popped up on Google maps in sled hill searches and the trash issue “got really bad”.

“The two main issues are litter and safety,” said Feiger.

Sledding is nothing new. Feiger added the public lands by Spooner Summit that house the watercraft station have turned into sledding hills as soon as the snow flies for decades.

In 2020, KTB’s Blue Crews, a program launched at the end of 2019 to empower and give tools to everyday people to pick up litter in hot spots they’ve identified, were also rapidly growing in popularity…

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