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Cleanup effort by LSWP, city of Marquette

Pictured is a set of tires that were disposed of in Westren Brook. Lake Superior Watershed Partnership in collaboration with the City of Marquette gathered at the brook Thursday morning to clean up debris, specifically scrap tires. The group estimated at least 500 tires in the area while working and were able to remove 50 of them from along the brook, said Emily Leach, Great Lakes Conservation Corps program director. “We‘re identifying these sites and seeing in this case generations past who have just been throwing trash in the woods,” Leach said. “As most of us have seen people are still doing that just throwing their trash in the woods, so it's important to bring it to light and encourage people to properly dispose of not only household materials but hazardous materials and tires and things like that.” Six GLCC members will continue to remove tires from the site over the next few weeks. Tires will be taken to the Marquette County Landfill. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)
Pictured is a tire that was disposed of in Westren Brook. Lake Superior Watershed Partnership in collaboration with the City of Marquette gathered at the brook Thursday morning to clean up debris, specifically scrap tires. The group estimated at least 500 tires in the area while working and were able to remove 50 of them from along the brook, said Emily Leach, Great Lakes Conservation Corps program director. “We‘re identifying these sites and seeing in this case generations past who have just been throwing trash in the woods,” Leach said. “As most of us have seen people are still doing that just throwing their trash in the woods, so it's important to bring it to light and encourage people to properly dispose of not only household materials but hazardous materials and tires and things like that.” Six GLCC members will continue to remove tires from the site over the next few weeks. Tires will be taken to the Marquette County Landfill. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)