- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Hundreds of beach cleanups will take place in six Great Lakes states this weekend.

The Alliance for the Great Lakes’ annual Adopt-a-Beach event takes place Saturday, with cleanups in most places lasting from 9 a.m. until noon.

Participating groups will fan out along beaches in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin.

More than 7,000 volunteers joined the cleanup last year. They cleared 25,251 pounds of trash from 277 shoreline locations.

Adopt-a-Beach is part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Participants include individuals, families and schools, as well as community, scouting and religious groups.

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Online: http://www.greatlakes.org/SAAB

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