A Cap Plumbing Services is hosting a shoreline cleanup at Duck Lake State Park as part of the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-a-Beach™ Program.

About 13,000 volunteers participate each year in cleanups and assess environmental conditions on beaches and shorelines on all five Great Lakes, clearing tens of thousands of pounds of litter.

The beach cleanup will be held Saturday, April 22, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Duck Lake State Park is located at 3560 Memorial Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445. Clean up group meeting in the parking lot entrance to the beach.

Volunteers enhance beaches by picking up trash and recording their findings in the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ online Adopt-a-Beach™ system. This information is logged into the Adopt-a-Beach™ online system, made accessible to the public and shared with local beach health officials as well as others working toward improvements.

Last year volunteers in all of the Great Lakes States picked up 37,581 pounds of trash by 14,926 volunteers at a total of 348 sites. 85% of the trash picked up was plastic. The item that was found the most was plastic cigarette filters. The oddest things found included a horseshoe, a tractor tire and a wig.

Volunteers are encouraged to register online for the cleanup at http://www.greatlakesadopt.org/Secure/Event/12005/. To find out more about the Alliance’s Adopt-a-Beach™ Program, visit www.greatlakes.org

A Cap Plumbing Services is hosting the event. www.acapplumbing.com https://www.facebook.com/acapplumbing/

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