- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - More than 400 people are gathering in Traverse City to discuss local and regional issues facing the Great Lakes, including beach litter.

Scores of conservationists, researchers and environmental advocates are attending the three-day conference running from Wednesday to Friday. The event includes three segments: the Great Lakes Beach Association’s annual meeting, the biennial State of Lake Michigan conference and the annual Freshwater Summit.

Conference attendees heard presentations on topics including water quality monitoring, climate change, lake levels and fish migration.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle (https://bit.ly/1Oc8kb8 ) reports that a Thursday discussion led by Jamie Cross of the Alliance for the Great Lakes focused on litter at Lake Michigan beaches.

A study by the group determined a majority of litter strewn across the lake’s beaches is left behind by visitors.


Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, https://www.record-eagle.com

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