Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup at Wisconsin Point

Posted on Sep 13, 2016

New and returning volunteers are needed for the Adopt-a-Beach event

University of Wisconsin-Superior professor Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza and students took part in Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17, along Wisconsin Point in Superior.

The Alliance for the Great Lakes event took place from 9 a.m. to noon helping to collect valuable data used by researches while helping to make area beaches and shorelines cleaner and safer. The information gathered from the cleanup can be used to develop solutions to pollution problems. Mendoza and the UW-Superior students will be joined by the City of Superior Environmental Services Division.

Research work by Mendoza helped form and pass legislation banning microbeads. In December 2015, President Barack Obama signed legislation that will ban the use of small plastic beads in soaps, scrubs, toothpaste and other healthcare products that were found to be damaging the Great Lakes and other water ways. The bill passed in the U.S. House and Senate, phases out the manufacturing of plastic microbeads in the U.S. starting July 1, 2017, and bans the sale of beauty products containing plastic microbeads after July 1, 2018.

News Contact: James Biros | jbiros@uwsuper.edu | 715-394-8260

Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup at Wisconsin Point
Posted on Sep 13, 2016
UW-Superior professor Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza and students will take part in Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17, along Wisconsin Point in Superior.

UW-Superior professor Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza and students will take part in Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17, along Wisconsin Point in Superior.