- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - Volunteers have removed nearly 1,600 pounds of trash from the shores of Lake Tahoe following holiday celebrations there.

The non-profit environmental group League to Save Lake Tahoe reported Tuesday that it picked up 1,596 pounds of trash during its annual post-Fourth of July cleanup, including 7,738 cigarette butts.

The league says single-use plastics were the second-most-common form of trash on the beach, after cigarette butts.

More than 300 people volunteered for the clean-up.

The group picked up 1,870 pounds of trash in 2015.

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