Petoskey Businesses Plan for Cleanup at Bear River Recreation Area

While mask wearing has continued to go up throughout the pandemic, so has the chance of finding them littered on the ground.

At Bear River Recreation Area in Petoskey, hikers have been seeing them as well. That’s why three local businesses plan to take a day to help clean up the popular location.

Latitude 45 Bicycles and Fitness, Beards Brewery, and Bearcub Outfitters are asking the public to also pitch in. “It’s like a sense of duty really to give back to community and the town that gives so much to us,” said Steve Bartel, one of the organizers of the event. “Whether its the actual community members or just everything the area has to offer.”

The is a mask mandatory event and it will begin at 9 a.m. There will also be several giveaways throughout the day.