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Nautical Coast Clean Up

Posted on May 5, 2016

By: Joe St. John for Advancing Macomb

The Annual Nautical Coast Cleanup is a go on Sunday May 22nd.  Led by the St. Clair Shores Waterfront Environmental Committee along with the Jefferson Yacht Club, this is the largest “done in a day” event in the Midwest.

Started 21 years ago by Jill and Mike Wrubel of Advanced Aquatics Dive Shop in St. Clair Shores, the Nautical Coast Clean up helps protect Lake St. Clair’s beaches and shoreline against water pollution. Recognizing the beauty of Lake St. Clair and what it means to our community, Jill and Mike wanted to make sure the beaches and shoreline remain a recreation asset for future generations. It’s a 100 percent volunteer event that keeps this fantastic waterway pristine as it should be.

Organized by Joe St. John, Dave Rubello, and the St. Clair Shores Waterfront Environmental Committee in association with the Jefferson Yacht Club it depends on volunteers helping out.

“The future is here and now and we are committed to better water quality, and cleaner and safer Lake St. Clair and most of all a great public awareness of all of our responsibility for waterfront stewardship” said Joe.

Once again we are excited to encourage friends from across the region to join us this year.  Volunteers are what made this event the success it has been in the past and it is the volunteers who will make this event a success this year. We could not accomplish these goals without the support of local businesses and the We Are Here Foundation.

Thank you, Macomb and see you on the 22nd…..Joe!


At 8 a.m. May 22 — registration and continental breakfast will be at Jefferson Beach Yacht Club, 24504 Jefferson Avenue St. Clair Shores.  Rain or shine!

The Targeted areas during the day will include several areas in the Shores including: Veteran’s Memorial Beach; blossom Heath Beach; Champine Park shoreline at 12 Mile Road and the Chapaton Retention Basin shoreline at 9 Mile Road.

Noon – 2 pm — Lake St. Clair Celebration lunch follows the morning clean-up at the Jefferson Beach Yacht Club featuring a free concert, hot dogs, chips and beverages.

Additional information from the Macomb Daily

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