Thousands of volunteers will be helping to clean up beaches in six Great Lakes states, including North Beach in Racine.

The event, which will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, is part of the Alliance for the Great Lakes annual September Adopt-a-Beach cleanup  — the single biggest day of action for the lakes.


Cleanup volunteers include individuals, families and schools, as well as community, scouting and religious groups.

 Learn about the annual September cleanup at

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.