Keep Michigan’s Beaches ‘Barefoot Friendly’

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(Photo: Amelia Kanan)

(Photo: Amelia Kanan)

Detroit (CBS Detroit) - Help protect the Great Lakes by joining in on one of the upcoming adopt-a-Beach™ cleanups. The Great Lakes contain twenty percent of the Earth’s surface fresh water. During last year’s efforts, more than 12,000 Adopt-a-Beach™ volunteers removed 42,351 pounds of trash at 327 locations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin. Barefoot wine sponsored beach clean ups are also accompanied by a celebration where volunteers age 21 and older are invited to attend an event featuring Barefoot Wine and surf-inspired fare.

Silver Beach Cleanup with Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors:
•Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
• Cleanup – 101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085
• Celebration – 521 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph, MI 49085

Stearns Park Beach Cleanup with A Few Friends for the Environment of the World:
• Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
• Cleanup – Stearns Outer Drive, Ludington, MI 49431
• Celebration – 125 South James Street, Ludington, MI 49431

Traverse City Beach Cleanup with The Watershed Center and Traverse City Young Professionals:
• Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
• Cleanup – Meet in the Holiday Inn parking lot at the Barefoot Wine Tent at 615 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
• Celebration – 615 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686

Bell Isle Beach Cleanup with the Belle Isle Conservancy:
• Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
• Cleanup – 1 Riverbank Drive, Detroit, MI 48207
• Celebration – 1 Riverbank Drive, Detroit, MI 48207

Pere Marquette Park Cleanup with Muskegon Save Our Shoreline:
• Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
• Cleanup – 3510 Channel Drive, Muskegon, MI 49441
• Celebration – 3505 Marina View Point, Muskegon, MI

49441 Grand Haven State Park Cleanup:
• Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
• Cleanup – 1001 South Harbor Drive, Grand Haven, MI 49417
• Celebration – 2 Washington, Grand Haven, MI 49417

To learn more or find another event visit greatlakesadopt.org

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