Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Mary Schmich on The Trashy Beach Experience

About a month ago, I invited Mary Schmich, the columnist from the Chicago Tribune, to come to the beach clean-up on Saturday (see previous post about the clean-up here). And, to my enormous surprise, she in turn invited me to do a mini-beach clean up with her yesterday at North Avenue.

Our morning together turned into her column this morning. You can find it on the Trib's site here. And, damn, if she wasn't right that the lake looked like an Impressionist painting yesterday. It was beautiful in a kind of "pewter" way, to borrow her adjective.

Needless to say, I'm very pleased with the piece and am grateful that she gave coverage to this topic. She's got a long reach, and I'm hopeful the article will raise greater awareness for the two deserving organizations behind the event, the Alliance for the Great Lakes and the Ocean Conservancy.


See you on Saturday.

3 comments:

Kuz said...

Way to go Jennifer. See you Saturday. Oh, and by the way, this line from the story was hottt:

Roche is 40, tall, and doesn't mind getting her short blond hair wet in a drizzle.

Jennifer said...

Oh yeah! And the part where she called me a "beach trash activist" and mentioned that I was carrying a Pocket Guide to Marine Debris was foxxxy!

Glad you're coming on Saturday -- btw, can I mention your new initiative for the Democrats or is that still under wraps? AND, we all here need a life in urban planning school update whenever you have a moment. . .

Anonymous said...

great work. sorry i can't join you Saturday...
its a holiday.