College student, business inspire hundreds to clean up beach

GRAND HAVEN — Hundreds scoured the Lake Michigan shoreline in Grand Haven Saturday to help pick top trash before the tourist season and to clean up one of West Michigan's most valuable resources.

Brianna Meeker is a student at Aquinas College studying community leadership and had the idea for a city-wide beach cleanup while she was hiking at Rosy Mound park in Grand Haven.

“I was walking the beach and I just noticed all the trash,” Meeker said. “I thought, how can I get the entire community to work together to clean up our beaches.”

In partnership with Aldea Coffee, Meeker and others helped organize the beach cleanup; they hope their trash haul will inspire the city of Grand Haven to make changes.

Full story: WOOD TV

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