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Visitors to Lake Tahoe leave a record four tons of trash during Fourth of July celebrations

Cari Spencer | LA Times
July 8, 2023

Partygoers who crowded Lake Tahoe beaches over the Fourth of July left more than four tons of trash on the shore and in the water, according to cleanup volunteers.

A record total of 8,559 pounds of trash was collected from six beaches, according to the League to Save Lake Tahoe, the nonprofit that led the effort. The hardest hit was Zephyr Shoals, a beach on Tahoe’s east shore, where hundreds of volunteers cleaned 6,279 pounds of litter, including plastic cups, beach toys and cigarette butts. The beach there has fewer regulations than many in the area.

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