Great Lakes – Adopt a Beach
For our second company outing of the year, we picked up litter on Edgewater Beach and Whiskey Island. It was a bit of a challenge this quarter because we’ve been working towards several tight deadlines in the office. We eventually managed to get some Arkinetics team members out of the office for a couple hours. Together we collected 38.5 pounds of trash! We tracked each type of litter we picked up as part of the Alliance for the Great Lakes adopt a beach program. Data collected will be used in research to develop programs to prevent litter from contaminating our Great Lakes. The oddest pieces of trash? A hatch from a boat and a cutting board. Most frequently found? Cigarette butts and LOTS of small Styrofoam and plastic pieces.