Volunteers Needed for Beach Clean-Up
For the past fifteen years, Saturday, September 16, 2000 marks an
international effort to clean our planetís shorelines. In cooperation
with the Center for Marine Conservation, Clean Water Fund is again the
regional coordinator for all of Michiganís Eastern Shorelines.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AND LOCAL COORDINATORS. Clean Water Fund's goal
is to blanket the Eastern shoreline with hundreds of volunteers. Itís
very simple. We will provide the trash bags, pencils, and data cards.
Along with all the informational pieces weíll be sending. Just show up at
the beach and when you find trash, place it in the bag and mark down what
it was on the data card. Thatís it. With only a few hours of effort
youíll have participated in cleaning up the beach environment and helped
to reduce the beach litter for the future.
As a Beach Sweep Volunteer, youíll be recording the amounts and type of
debris found on the beaches. This information will be collected and sent
to the Center for Marine Conservation for analysis. As patterns are found
in litter debris, this information will provide an invaluable foundation
to create preventative solutions to the build-up of beach litter.
We are also looking for Beach Sweep Captains. Beach Sweep Captains need
only to agree to have their name listed as one of our contacts for a
beach sweep, help recruit volunteers for the beach sweep (students,
friends, family, etc.) and show up on Saturday, to help clean up the
If you are interested in joining or for more information, please
contact Bethany Renfer at (517)337-3133 or email@example.com.
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