Each year the stewards of Benzie County gather to clean up the Platte and Betsie rivers. The BCD along with our partners from the Boardman River Clean Sweep and the Traverse Area Paddle Club will join with folks from across the region to help keep these rivers as beautiful as possible.
Betsie River Clean Sweep
Saturday June 9, 2018
8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Meet at Benzonia Congregation Church for the complimentary pancake breakfast! Teams head out after that for different stretches of the river.
To register, please contact John Ransom at email@example.com or (231) 882-4391
Saturday, May 5th
Elberta Beach Clean Up @ 10 am
Film: "Smog of the Sea" @ 1 pm
Join us for a free screening of “The Smog of the Sea,” at the Garden Theatre in Frankfort MI, a documentary from filmmaker Ian Cheney that chronicles a research expedition through the Sargasso Sea. Marine scientist Marcus Eriksen invited onboard an unusual crew to help him study the sea: renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spearfisherwoman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham become citizen scientists on a mission to assess the fate of plastics in the world’s oceans. Learn more about the film at www.thesmogofthesea.com.
The Benzie Conservation District, Cabbage Shed, and Stormcloud Brewing Co. are also co-hosting a Spring Beach Clean Up that morning, Sat, May 5th, from 10 am to 11:30 am at Elberta Beach. Participants of the beach cleanup will receive $2 tokens towards their lunch at The Shed or Stormcloud!
We ask that you pre-register for the beach cleanup by clicking below or calling 231-882-4391:
To promote awareness and good stewardship of our beautiful waterways,
please join us for either or both of these free events!