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Upper Peninsula group launches volunteer corps for Lake Superior

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Lake Superior

If you’re in the U.P. this summer, you can give back to Lake Superior.

There’s a new project called the Lake Superior Volunteer Corps.

Emily Goodman is with the Superior Watershed Partnership. She says they’re looking for volunteers every Friday this summer to help with restoration work along the lakeshore.

“For example, at Pictured Rocks, tourism has nearly tripled in the last couple years. With this increased nature tourism comes more litter, more erosion, sensitive dunes and vegetation are trampled,” she says.

So, the volunteer corps will be working to restore dunes and wetlands, build trails, and plant trees.

Goodman says they’ll add a volunteer program for Lakes Michigan and Huron later this summer.

You can learn more about the volunteer corps here.

Rebecca Williams is senior editor in the newsroom, where she edits stories and helps guide news coverage.
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