Traverse City Beaches Try to Stay Clean - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Traverse City Beaches Try to Stay Clean

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June 26, 2013 -

The Natural Resource Defense Council presented findings of a beach water quality study in Traverse City today. The study analyzed the amount of bacteria found in water along the shores of 3,000 beaches. About half of those are beaches along the Great Lakes.

The NRDC says the Great Lakes has a legacy of higher than average levels of bacteria because it's a closed water system.

But that's not stopping the Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Center from taking proactive steps to prevent pollutants from entering the lake.

9 and 10's Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson spent some time at the beach this morning to see just how much the Watershed's work is needed here in Traverse City.