Bradford Beachgoers leave trash along Milwaukee's lakefront Memorial Day weekend
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Beachgoers left Milwaukee's Bradford Beach trashed after Memorial Day weekend, and the days following.
Milwaukee County Parks employees were out all Wednesday morning, May 27 cleaning up trash on the beach and the parking lot.
This comes as the parks department says COVID-19 has had a major impact on their budget.
In a tweet, the department said they are operating with 80% fewer seasonal staff. Also, they say full-time staff is working 10% fewer hours.
According to the Milwaukee County Parks Department's voicemail message, employees are also taking periods of furlough.
Beachgoers CBS 58 spoke with say they are disappointed seeing all the garbage on the beach they enjoy going to often.
“I feel like this spot was just the place where people just where everybody was out here, but nobody truly appreciate the land or the environment,” said Lazabia Jackson, beachgoer.
This is all we got. The natural beach, the growth, the peace and tranquility we get from the water and we get from the grass and get from the sand is like disturbed with all this trash. Even I’m standing here now. There’s balloons. There’s newspaper,” said Emmanuel Johnson, another beachgoer.