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March 6, 2021
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Public Helps Coast Guard Clean Garbage Beaches
(wgvu) - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - An environmental group that
coordinates Adopt-A-Beach cleanup programs is helping the U.S.
Coast Guard search for the source of garbage washing up on Lake
Michigan beaches.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes is calling for volunteers to
scour beaches along Michigan's western coastline. They're being
asked to collect the debris and record any labels or other
information that would help determine where it came from.
Household and street trash has shown up on beaches as far south
as Saugatuck and as far north as Sleeping Bear Dunes National
Lakeshore in recent weeks.
The biggest amount was in Manistee, where hundreds of pounds of
junk washed up the night of July 13. A public beach was closed
temporarily while the mess was cleaned up.
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