Volunteers to help clean Belle Isle as part of Earth Day
Posted April 20
DETROIT — Volunteers will help celebrate Earth Day by sprucing up Detroit's Belle Isle park.
The annual spring cleaning is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Detroit River island northeast of downtown.
Volunteers are asked to check in Saturday morning and receive cleanup assignments. They also should dress for the weather and wear work boots and gloves.
Belle Isle became a state park in 2014 under a 30-year lease agreement with Detroit, which had struggled for years to come up with money to maintain and improve the park. Michigan's Natural Resources department now manages it.
The cleanup event is coordinated by the Natural Resources department and the Belle Isle Conservancy.