Either more people were in town or they were less respectful of their surroundings because the beaches in Lake Tahoe were full of garbage from July 4 revelers.
For the 17th year, Skibumfamily Inc. spent July 5 clearing trash from El Dorado and Regan beaches, and the surrounding area. About 42 yards of trash were picked up by volunteers.
“This is the largest amount of garbage we have ever collected,” organizer Kenny Curtzwiler told Lake Tahoe News.
All of this is in addition to the 2,260 pounds of trash that were picked up at five sites around the lake by League to Save Lake Tahoe volunteers.