Volunteers from the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club worked with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and memebers of Evanston Township High School’s Green Team Saturday to clean up Evanston’s Lighthouse Beach.

Julianne Dieterich, community service chair for the club, says about 50 volunteers collected more than 140 pounds of glass and plastic bottles, food wrappers, cups, and other debris. The beach sweep covered the public beach area, adjacent dunes and woods, Noah’s Playground and the parking lot. 

Saturday’s volunteer event was part of the September Adopt-a-Beach cleanup, organized by the Alliance for the Great Lakes, and included shorelines in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Top: Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club President Bill Vernon joins ETHS students at beach clean up.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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