Community Cleans Lake St. Clair Shoreline
The 16th Annual Nautical Coast Clean Up draws crowds to clean debris and beautify Lake St. Clair beaches and shoreline in St. Clair Shores.
Volunteers in St. Clair Shores grabbed their rakes, pitchforks and garbage bags and headed out Sunday for the 16th Annual Nautical Coast Clean Up.
Linda Kettler was one of the volunteers at Veterans Memorial Park on Jefferson in St. Clair Shores.
"I came out to help because I take pride in the city and want to teach the kids about giving back to the community," said Kettler.
Despite the wet beach and park, people dove right into the work and began cleaning shortly after 8:30 a.m.
Kendal Vanhllrne, 14, of St. Clair Shores said she likes volunteering becasue it makes everything pretty.
Victoria Prohaska, 11, of St. Clair Shores was very passionate about volunteering to clean up in her city.
"People throw things away like it doesn't matter but it does matter because it's killing the earth," said Prohaska.
Sasha Rubello, 12, of Saint Clair Shores said she came out to the park to help her friend Prohaska and also help heal the world.
The cleaning event began at the Jefferson Yacht Club and from there, people fanned out to Veteran's Memorial Park beach, Blossom Heath Park beach, the Champine Park shoreline and the Chapaton Retention Basin shoreline.
Other residents cleaned their private property on the same day to show their support for the effor to keep St. Clair Shores tidy.