Adopt A Beach to celebrate Earth Day in Grand Marais
Apr 11, 2019 01:22PM
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From Boreal Community Media - April 11, 2019
A beach clean-up event will be held in Grand Marais Harbor on Saturday, April 20 at 11am.
You can register for the event by following this link. http://www.greatlakesadopt.org/Secure/Event/14862
More information on the Adopt A Beach from the Alliance for the Grand Lakes below.
By Elise Dolinar of WEYI-TV - April 10, 2019
April normally signals the start of beach season around the Great Lakes, even more so when we make it to Earth Day.
Volunteers are heading to the beach to do some spring cleaning as warmer weather works in around the Great Lakes.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes' Adopt-a-Beach program kicks off this Saturday, allowing thousands of volunteers to clean up their local beaches and improve the environment.
Cleanup events will be happening on all five Great Lakes during the Adopt-a-Beach Spring Kick-off event running from April 13 through April 28.
Thanks to more than 14,000 volunteers, last year's Adopt-a-Beach event resulted in the clean-up of 35,606 lbs. of litter through 900 clean-ups around the Great Lakes.
The clean-up also brought valuable data to beach managers and scientists, which will allow them to address pollution sources and ways to combat the issue.
A majority of trash collected during the 2018 clean-up was plastic (87%).
Not only is the plastic and other garbage an eye-sore, it is also detrimental to lake and beach dwelling animals.
Volunteers interested in participating in Adopt-a-Beach can find events in their community, or start their own cleanup HERE.
There is an interactive map on the Adopt-a-Beach site, which will allow you to see where you can help.