#ZeroLitter @Oakland HS Target Lake Merritt

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Lake Merritt plays a vital role in the health of our watershed and communities, and as much as we depend on it, Lake Merritt depends on us. This year, Oakland High interns have been hosting a series of litter blitzes at Lake Merritt aimed at identifying community driven solutions to litter trends. Through data collection and analysis, the interns identified cigarette butts as the most common source of litter. Now they’re working with the City of Oakland to implement solutions.

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So far the interns and community members have successfully removed over 1,000 pieces of cigarette litter in just three #ZeroLitter Blitz events.