Aug 03

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Don’t Just Visit the Beach, Adopt the Beach!

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Photo credit: Alliance for the Great Lakes

If you’re lucky enough to visit one of the Great Lakes coastline, you’ll most likely enjoy beautiful vistas and pristine beaches.

Jamie Cross is manager of the Alliance for The Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach Program. She says many of these beaches are clean because of the efforts of thousands of volunteers.

“I think a lot of people think that our beaches are pretty clean – which they are – but we do have debris that’s left behind, mostly by people,” explains Cross.

In 2016, volunteers collected more than 40,000 pounds of trash. Cross says it’s easy to participate in an existing clean-up or to start a new one. So if you love sticking your toes in the sand, adopting-a-beach might be a great way to give back.

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Jamie Cross discusses the importance of beach clean up.

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Put adopting a beach on your summer bucket list! Watch this video from the Alliance for the Great Lakes:

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