Belle Isle launches Anti-Littering Campaign at Legacy Spring Clean-up Event
We are excited to officially launch our anti-litter campaign ‘Keep Belle Isle Beautiful’ at this year’s annual Spring Clean-up. The public launch will take place at 8:20am on Saturday, April 21st at the Belle Isle Athletic Complex and will be the kick-off to the clean-up, in which hundreds of volunteers will roll up their sleeves to rake leaves and remove litter and debris from Belle Isle Park and its waterways, all in celebration of Earth Day.
Keep Belle Isle Beautiful is an effort to shift social behavior through the creation of a campaign that relies on community, corporate and political support. Its purpose is to increase awareness through education about the impact of litter in our park and waterways, and cultivate action by providing solutions to prevent littering behavior.
Our ultimate goal is to create an anti-litter mindset on Belle Isle that cultivates a conscious behavior shift and generates a ripple effect that leads to healthier, litter-free parks and neighborhoods throughout the Great Lakes region. Spring Clean-up volunteers are asked to check-in at the Belle Isle Athletic Complex to receive site assignments at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the event.
Volunteers should dress for the weather – wear work boots and work gloves and, if possible, bring lawn rakes or any other preferred tools.
Following clean-up efforts, there will be a community celebration with music and a hotdog lunch at the Belle Isle Athletic Complex. Certificates for earned community service credit will be awarded on site. Recreation passport requirements are waived for participants of Spring Clean-up. This event, coordinated together by the Belle Isle Conservancy and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and provides an opportunity for individuals, families, community groups and corporations to contribute to the beautification of Belle Isle.
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