Friday, July 17, 2020

Help Keep Belle Isle Beautiful this Saturday

Over the past few months during this pandemic, many of our favorite places haven't been open. Until recently, most restaurants and stores were closed, and so were most museums. Casinos, movie theatres, bars, and venues all still continue to be closed. But, one thing that was open through it all were our parks. Like most, we have spent a lot of time out in nature lately, going for walks and bike rides, or having picnics. Parks are a great way to get out of the house and have a change of scenery, while still maintaining social distancing.

One of the area's most beloved parks is Belle Isle, and over the past few months, it has definitely seen its share of visitors. This Saturday, July 18th, Belle Isle needs you to be there for it, like it has been there for you during this difficult time. There is a monthly public cleanup taking place from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The group will be meeting up outside of the Belle Isle Aquarium. The cleanup efforts will take place outdoors and mainly on land, although those with kayaks or water vessels are encouraged to bring them. The group will be collecting trash and helping to "prevent plastic pollution and other littered items from polluting our park and its waterways". Gloves and bags will be provided and CDC recommendations will be followed to keep everyone safe.

If you can't make it to this Saturday's cleanup, there will be other opportunities coming up on August 15th and September 19th. For more information on this event, head over to the Facebook event page.


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