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There are several Earth-friendly events taking place this week at Central Michigan University, including one “hands-on” event.
It’s called “Pick up the Chip”.
It’s a service project aimed at cleaning trash from around the Chippewa river, and part of the Earth-week focus to reduce pollution and teach future generations responsible ways to maintain a healthy ecosystem.
Rachel Ochylski is one of the organizers.
She said, “We really wanted to show the community that you don’t have to live near an ocean to care about marine animals and conservation of their habitat, and you can make a difference here in Michigan and right here in Mount Pleasant.”
Ochylski said event organizers hope to educate people on the importance of habitat conservation and reducing pollution.
Pick up the Chip is scheduled for Friday at noon at Mt Pleasant’s Island Park.
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