Crews cleanup lakefront beaches

May 22, 2008 2:26:14 PM PDT
The Chicago Park District is gearing up for a big weekend.Chicago Park District crews are combing area beaches and collecting debris.

According to the Alliance for the Great Lakes, the litter found on beaches is mostly made up of smoking paraphernalia. Smoking is banned on Chicago's beaches.

The Breakdown of Beach Debris

  • 54-percent: cigarette filters, lighters; cigar tips; tobacco product packaging
  • 29-percent: Food wrappers, containers, cans, cups, etc...
  • 17-percent: Other

  • Information from the Alliance for the Great Lakes

    The lakefront beaches open for the season this weekend.

    Lifeguards are on duty between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.


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