Posted on Apr 19, 2021
Rotary District 6400 Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup initiative is an effort to focus attention to the Great Lakes, with events being held between Saturday April 17 and Saturday April 24 to coincide with Earth Day. The Rochester Institute of Technology reports that 22 million + pounds of trash and plastic pollution ends up in the Great Lakes each year. We don’t, of course, live on one of the “Great Lakes,” but we love our lake, right?  So, on Saturday April 17, 45 people from our sponsoring Club, GP Sunrise, WSU Rotaract Club, GP South Interact Club, and Scout Troop 34 pitched in for 2 hours of cleanup. Diane Strickler, the event chair, reports: “It was such a lovely day. Ford House employees were great to work with. Even Ford House President and CEO Mark Heppner led a team. Ford House provided drinks and donuts. The grounds of Ford House were beautiful.”  It is estimated that they picked up 330 pounds of debris.