Volunteers sought for Beach Sweep
Volunteers are needed for the seventh annual Beach Sweep.
The annual beach cleanup is set for over three days this
year in Ottawa County from Thursday through Saturday.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
The James and Riley street beaches will be cleaned on
Thursday. Holland State Park, and Quincy Street beaches
will be cleaned on Friday. Laketown, Tunnel Park, Kirk
Park, Rosy Mound, Grand Haven State and city beaches,
North Shore, Brucker Street and Windsnest beaches will
be cleaned on Saturday.
Beach Sweep is a cooperative effort of Greater Ottawa
County United Way and Volunteer Center and the Lake Michigan
Federation. The event is part of an international effort
to clean up shorelines of oceans, rivers and inland lakes.
"This is one of the rare opportunities where an
individual, family, group and/or school can come out and
make an immediate difference in their environment and
be a part of a global event," said Carol Dillenbeck,
volunteer center program coordinator.
Preregistration is not necessary to volunteer. For more
information contact the volunteer center at (616) 396-7811.