Our next beach cleanup in April at Lake Harbor Park, and it coincides with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Yes, that’s right, 50 years since the first Earth Day in 1970.
For those who were just kids (or not born yet), Earth Day was a unified response to our country’s environmental crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire, including a milky-colored Muskegon Lake for those of you who may remember.
On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.
As for our part, we’d love to have you join us for our 5th Annual Spring Beach cleanup:
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Location: Lake Harbor Park, Norton Shores, Michigan
Meeting Place: Meet at the Pavillion
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
We will supply plastic bags and gloves to those who want them.
Sign Up Online (after March 25th). The Alliance for the Great Lakes is in the process of updating their website so there is no place to sign up at the moment. When I get the word that the site is up and running, I’ll let you know. Or, you can respond to this email and complete the paperwork Saturday morning.
We will provide more information as we get closer to the event. We hope to see you there! And feel free to share this email with your friends and family who may be interested.
Many Thanks and Best Regards,
Vicki, Bill and the Blue Horizons Wellness Team
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