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Presque Isle Museum Society cleans beach

PRESQUE ISLE, Mich.– The Presque Isle township Museum Society assembled a team to clean up the beaches and banks on Saturday.

With the lighthouses closed because of the coronavirus, the society has spent the year finding other ways to connect with the community.

This Saturday saw volunteers turn out to help the society clean up the beaches of Presque Isle Township. The work stretched from as far north as the Grand Lake outlet to as far south as the Besser Natural Area.

Museum Society President Vicki Wright said that this cleanup was a reminder of the importance of our freshwater seas.

“The Great Lakes are very important to our way of life, to our well-being, to our industry ” Wright said, “And so it’s important to keep them clean! And I think it’s important to raise awareness of what humans cast aside.”

By the end of the event at noon, volunteers had cleaned up not only the expected bottles and plastic trash, but also large items, such as a mini–fridge.