WESTFIELD - It is time once again for the Great Lakes Beach Sweep.
The Greystone Nature Preserve out of Fredonia near Brocton is looking for volunteers to help sweep the Barcelona Harbor beach on First Street in Westfield and collect litter on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon as part of the beach sweep effort. The Environmental Club at Westfield Academy and Central School will participate in the clean-up on Saturday, Sept. 15, which is the actually date of the international effort, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The nature preserve will sweep to the east while the club will sweep to the west.
The public is invited to take part on either date. Bags, gloves and tally sheets will be provided. Any trash collected on Sept. 11 will be tallied by individuals from The Resource Center, who have volunteered their time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sue and Kristin Grohol from Westfield sort through and document the trash they found along the shores of Lake Erie in Westfield on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 during the 26th annual International Costal Cleanup.
Last year's Great Lakes Beach Sweep as part of the International Coastal Cleanup was a great success. With 818 volunteers of all ages reporting from Woodlawn State Park in Buffalo to Westfield, everyone learned a great lesson and became environmentalist for the day.
In New York State there were a total of 6,368 volunteers that cleaned over 260 miles of shoreline, removing 93,644 pounds of debris in 24 counties.