On July 2, more than a dozen volunteers assembled to improve the appearance and environment around Incline Gateway Roundabout, better known as the Incline Village Roundabout or Spumoni Circle. Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline and Incline Village Realtors grouped together to form this cleanup crew for the Friday event, allowing for an incredibly successful cleanup.
The event was held intentionally on July 2 to precede the exciting 4th of July events that were scheduled throughout the holiday weekend. The cleanup crew was adamant that the roundabout looked clean for locals, parade spectators, and everyone in the community.
“There really was no better time than [before the holiday] to get our beautiful entrance to our beautiful town cleaned up and ready,” Brad Lewis, Incline Village Realtor and cleanup crew organizer said.
The cleanup began promptly at 8:00 a.m. and there was a entourage of Rotary Club members, local realtors, and other community volunteers that gathered to assist in cleaning up the Incline Village landmark. Working in a bustling area with constant circling traffic under the harsh Tahoe sunshine, the cleanup crew worked for hours to rejuvenate and restore the Incline Village Roundabout to its beautiful, clean self.
The 4th of July holiday weekend in the Lake Tahoe basin is known to be one of the heaviest weekends for tourism, which can often bring large amounts of trash and litter to local Tahoe communities. Cleanup events around the lake normally occur after the holiday weekend and closer to Tahoe beaches, however this cleanup event intentionally served to clean up the entrance to the town of Incline Village; to serve as a welcome for locals and visitors alike to keep the town clean and garbage-free.
The two days of the holiday weekend in Incline Village were filled with festivities to celebrate the 4th of July weekend, and the cleanup event that took place on July 2 provided a clean, beautiful environment for everyone in the Incline Village community to enjoy.