Volunteers sought for Sept. 17 Adopt-a-Beach event

Volunteers for a beach clean-up event on Saturday, Sept. 17, are being sought by the Alliance for the Great Lakes. The organization's annual September Adopt-a-Beach cleanup event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon that day at Grand Haven State Park and North Beach Park in Ferrysburg. Since 1991, nearly 70,000 volunteers have effectively removed more than 164 tons of debris from Great Lakes shorelines during this annual event. Beach sweeps are scheduled to happen Sept. 17 in four states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Tribune Staff
Sep 7, 2011


“Each year, this long-standing Great Lakes stewardship program draws thousands of volunteers to our shorelines to help clean them up,” said Jamie Cross, the Adopt-a-Beach program manager for the Alliance for the Great Lakes. “Their involvement is a tribute to the Great Lakes and to the sense of ownership and pride people in the region have for this prized natural resource.”

The event is open to all — including families, individuals, businesses, schools and community groups. It is in partnership with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day, the world’s largest shoreline cleanup with events taking place in more than 104 countries.

To register as a volunteer for the sweep, visit www.greatlakesadopt.org.


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