A dive team in Lake Tahoe, called Clean Up The Lake, set out on a mission to clear the lake of trash last year. The group went across the 72-mile shoreline collecting litter and searched through the water for any remaining trash. They came across standard litter like plastic bottles and food wrappers, as well as surprising finds like lamp posts and engagement rings. One year later, their mission is complete. The team collected 24,797 pieces of trash, weighing a total of 12.64 tons. Now that Lake Tahoe is trash-free, Clean Up The Lake is deciding which lake is up next on their list to rid of junk.
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