Niagara County Central Rotary Club President Dan Ljiljanich and Wilson Central School District Superintendent Tim Carter – a fellow Rotarian – announced the second annual Earth Day cleanup will take place from 8-11 a.m. April 23 at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park Roosevelt Beach.
Carter said, “It is the second year Wilson Central School District will be taking part in the Great Lakes watershed cleanup initiative sponsored by the Niagara County Central Rotary Club, the Village of Wilson, and the Town of Wilson. It is incredible to have the community work together to show support in protecting our environment for future generations.”
This watershed cleanup initiative is an effort that has grown from a District 7090 service project covering a small portion of lakes Ontario and Erie to a multidistrict plan to focus Rotarians’ attention to all five of the Great Lakes, the streams and the waterways feeding them. The Rotary Club’s goal is to support this local cleanup event to coincide annually with Earth Day on the Great Lakes watershed.
The Great Lakes contain almost 20% of the world’s fresh water and is arguably the largest source of fresh water on the planet.
Ljiljanich explained, “We are very fortunate to have such an amazing natural resource in our backyard. This is a great way to educate the public about the effects of littering, the importance of recycling, and instill a sense of stewardship about our planet.”
A press release said, “Fifty-two years after the first Earth Day in 1970, the Niagara County Central Rotary will join fellow volunteers equipped with bags, gloves and trash grabbers. Come rain or shine, the team will celebrate community, work together to make a difference, and help to protect our environment.”
For more information, call 716-622-5470 or email [email protected].