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Woodlawn to host Great Lakes beach sweep Sept. 16

Volunteers will take to shorelines across the Buffalo Niagara region next month for the 32nd annual Great Lakes Beach Sweep.

Woodlawn State Park in Hamburg will again serve as the home base for the local cleanup efforts, which is also part of the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup Day, according to Sharen Trembath, the Lake Erie coordinator of the beach sweep.

The cleanup will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Volunteers collect and log various items of refuse from the beaches, including plastics, cigarette butts, balloons and other detritus.

Last year, more than 6,000 volunteers across New York State collected and removed nearly 34 tons of debris along more than 230 miles of shoreline statewide as part of the initiative.

For more information, or to sign up to participate, visit the Great Lakes Beach Sweep website.


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