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Beverly Shores Joins Worldwide Dark-Sky Community

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June 25, 2014 — The Associated Press — An international group is recognizing the lakefront community of Beverly Shores for its efforts to limit light pollution along Lake Michigan.

According to the “Times,”  the International Dark-Sky Association in Tucson, Arizona, announced this week that Beverly Shores is the seventh community in the world to be recognized as an International Dark Sky Community.  Residents Alan and Rosemary Bell led the campaign to reduce light pollution in the community.

The couple started a campaign to installing downward shields on streetlights to direct the light toward the ground, reducing distracting glare that washes out nighttime skies. The community also reduced the number of street lights from 61 to 48.  The couple also worked to teach residents about improving outdoor lighting on their properties.

 

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