Muskegon residents give away beach from yards


Associated Press

Sand piles up in front of houses on Beach Street facing Lake Michigan in Muskegon on March 31. With winter coming to a close, home owners are offering free sand to help clean up their front yards and get ready for warmer weather.

MUSKEGON (AP) — With winter all but over, most Muskegon-area residents are putting away their snow shovels and getting ready to break out their lawn mowers.

For residents near Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon, the end of shoveling snow is just the beginning of their year-round shoveling odyssey. Instead of shoveling snow, they are resuming their never-ending battle against sand — lots of sand.

“It’s an ongoing problem because the wind blows a lot,” Janet Stohr told The Muskegon Chronicle ( ) as she looked at her sand-covered porch. “We never had a lawn mower...

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