Adopt-a-beach program in Great Lakes on Sept. 15
Lake Michigan. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) -- The Alliance for the Great Lakes says it aims to draw thousands of volunteers in four states Sept. 15 for the annual adopt-a-beach cleanup event.
The group's Michigan office in Grand Haven says the effort will take place in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
The alliance says volunteers last year picked up at least 15,000 pounds of trash and performed water quality tests.
This year's efforts should be easier because of the dry conditions that that mean there aren't the large trash wash-ups from sewage overflows and flooding.
The group says volunteers can sign up online at www.greatlakesadopt.org .