Thanks to the over 80 volunteers who made the Ottawa County beach clean-up a success. On Saturday, April 19, over 400 pounds of trash was removed along four area beaches. Despite the chilly weather, volunteers were eager to participate in the Earth Day celebration. As part of the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-a-Beach™ program, collection information is entered into an online database and used to educate the public and improve beaches throughout the Great Lakes. Thanks to the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, East Harbor State Park, Catawba Island State Park and Magee Marsh for hosting this year’s Adopt-a-Beach™ clean-ups.