The Chicago-based Alliance for the Great Lakes, which focuses on the health of ALL the Great Lakes, is celebrating 30 years of its Adopt-a-Beach program, where individuals and groups organize beach cleanups at their local lakefronts. In the process, they’ve picked up many tons of garbage over the years, attacking litter and plastic pollution.
Many Clevelanders are undoubtedly familiar with such events happening at places such as Huntington Beach and Edgewater. To celebrate the organization is asking people to join or plan cleanups, as part of the International Coastline Cleanup, to spruce up beaches following their heavily used summer season.
You can join an event near you — there are already events at Wendy Park/Whiskey Island and at Mentor Lagoons on the schedule you can hook up with — or you can plan one yourself and put it on their calendar so others can sign up for it. Take the kids — it’s a fun way to get them interested in environmental protection.
Go to greatlakes/adopt-a-beach/.