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Explorer post to clean up Tahoe shores

Staff reports

Strictly Scuba’s Explorer Post 130 dive club and the Center for Marine Conservation will host a cleanup of the east shore of Lake Tahoe.

More than 100 scuba divers, their friends, families, and non-diving volunteers from the Carson City, Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe area will participate in a cleanup of the East Shore of Lake Tahoe on Saturday, Sept. 20. This event is open to the public and scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. at Round Hill Pines Beach, Round Hill. There will be a free barbecue for all participants of the cleanup.

The cleanup is an annual event and part of an international effort where volunteers join together to remove debris from shorelines, waterways and beaches, and record the types and amount of trash found.

During the 1996 international coastal cleanup, the U.S. provided 151,502 volunteers who gathered 2,919,709 pounds of trash from more than 5,917 miles of U.S. shoreline. The cleanup effort is designed to educate the public, both those who dive and those who do not, about the need to protect fragile aquatic areas.

Strictly Scuba, located at 4375 South Carson Street in Carson City, offers a variety of scuba-related services, including educational courses, equipment sales and service opportunities.

For more information, call 884-3483.