Politicians Get Hands Dirty for Good Reason
Schneider cleans the beach while Dold takes staff to work in the woods.
Some people like to enjoy a day at the beach while others head to the woods for recreation. Sometimes they go there to make the world a better place.
Brad Schneider of Deerfield was cleaning up the beach Saturday. He is the Democratic candidate challenging Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) to represent Illinois’s 10th Congressional District in the House of Representatives.
Schneider joined a group of more than 50 people Saturday at the Ft. Sheridan Beach as part of an annual Lake County Board effort to raise awareness and clean the beach.
"I was honored to join volunteers at this month’s Adopt-a-Beach event and do my small part in keeping our Great Lakes clean,” Schneider said. “Maintaining our beaches and lakefronts is critical to protecting our natural treasures like Lake Michigan, which thousands come to visit each year and millions depend on for clean drinking water.”
Dold, who has made protecting the Great Lakes one of his legislative priorities, took his staff to Wilmot Woods in Libertyville in July to get them some hands on environmental experience.
“As an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster, I believe that it is important to give back to the communities in which we live,” Dold said at the time. “I am proud of the Northbrook office for volunteering to clean up our local trails so that area residents can enjoy the natural beauty that we are surrounded by.”
Both Schneider and Dold have been endorsed by environmental groups. The first bill Dold introduced in Congress was one to protect the Great Lakes.