SWP hosts cleanup event for local marinas

TIRES AND TIRES–The cleanup event was underway at the KBIC marina around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Lots of tires were being pulled from the water and loaded onto a trailer.

by John Raffel
The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP), using funding awarded by
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine
Debris Program, was scheduled to host a cleanup event on Tuesday,
of this week for Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Ojibwa Marina and the other Baraga County marinas. In a press release officials said this would be SWP’s second community marina cleanup event this
year following the annual Marquette Lower Harbor Cleanup event held in August. Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste that has been accidentally or deliberately released into
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