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More than 6 tons of trash collected at Spooner sled hill

Staff Reporter, Tahoe Daily Tribune
April 27, 2021

More than six tons of trash was removed from the sled hill at Spooner Junction this year and more than 700 pounds was collected recently during an Earth Week event at Lake Tahoe.

During the winter and early spring, the unofficial snow-play at the junction of Nevada State Route 28 and U.S. Highway 50 on Tahoe’s East Shore is trashed every winter and spring. Thousands of pounds of broken sleds, food trash, plastic tags from new winter clothes, and human waste are left behind every season. Volunteers help keep the litter in check, as the site lacks trash facilities or restrooms.

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