Environmentalists want Arcadia Bluffs to remove golf balls from Lake Michigan

Jul 24, 2019

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Environmentalists are calling for Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club to remove golf balls from Lake Michigan. Arcadia Bluffs is a popular course north of Manistee.

According to The Detroit Free Press thousands of balls have been hit into the water around the course. Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, says those golf balls are bad for the lake.

“Golf balls that are made of synthetic rubber and have additives like zinc oxide and zinc acrylate in them. These are compounds that are known to be highly toxic,” she says.

It's unclear how much, if any, damage the golf balls are doing to the lake, but Wozniak says Arcadia Bluffs should investigate any pollution and clean it up.

A representative of Arcadia Bluffs could not be immediately reached for comment.