PI Annual Cleanup a Success

- April 19, 2014 - With trash bags in hand and gloves on to pick up the junk, hundreds of volunteers donated their time this morning to help keep Presque Isle beautiful.

"So many people think of PI as their second home. They just want to help give a little bit back to their community," said Stacey Marendt, DCNR environmental education specialist.

This is the 58th year the park is hosting this cleanup - with help from many organizations.

It's a popular tradition that is vital in the preservation of the park and keeping wildlife safe from harmful litter.

People of all ages took part in this cleanup, picking up cigarette butts, empty containers, and other littered items, with young volunteers picking saying they have very clear reasons as to why they believe it's necessary to help with this cleanup project.

“If the peninsula’s not clean, nothing can live on it,” said Gabriel Gallagher, a seventh grade student at St. George School who participated in the cleanup.

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