Every year, thousands of people descend on Lake Tahoe for the Fourth of July celebration, and every year without fail, they leave behind a huge mess. Although this year was a little different, the crowds were nowhere near as huge as normal, there was still a fair amount of trash left behind.
Thankfully, there’s a group of dedicated volunteers just waiting to comb through the shorelines picking up trash. This year, 136 people volunteered for the annual Keep Tahoe Blue cleanup effort, an event organized by the League to Save Lake Tahoe. Between them, they removed just shy of 500 pounds of trash.