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Self-Storage REIT Life Storage Sponsors ‘Spring Shoreline Sweep’ in Western New York

April 19, 2018

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Self-Storage REIT Life Storage Sponsors ‘Spring Shoreline Sweep’ in Western New York

Self-storage real estate investment trust Life Storage Inc. is the featured sponsor of the April 21 “Spring Shoreline Sweep”, which aims to remove more than 10 tons of trash from 50 miles of shoreline across Western New York. Now in its 26th year, the event is hosted by Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper (BNW), a community-based nonprofit dedicated to protecting area waterways.

In its first year as a sponsor, Life Storage will provide tools and supplies for the sweep, 10 a.m. to noon. “We have long admired the mission and the work of Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, and we feel privileged to support this event,” said David Rogers, CEO of Life Storage, which operates 14 facilities in the region.

BNW has identified 53 sites at which nearly 2,000 volunteers will pick up litter, debris and potential pollutants that pose a danger to waterways. They’ll work under the direction of site captains, who’ll provide nitrile gloves and hand tools. The litter will be sorted into recyclable, compostable and landfill-bound bins to reduce the amount of waste, according to the source.

“Our mission is to protect our waterways, restore the surrounding ecosystems, connect people to the water, and inspire community and economic engagement,” said BNW Executive Director Jill Jedlicka. “The ‘Spring Shoreline Sweep’ gives thousands of volunteers an opportunity to work closely with us to make a significant difference in our water’s health in just one day. Regardless of age or geography, we are uniting our community around one goal, and that is to protect our waterways for current and future generations.”

An after-party for volunteers will be held at Resurgence Brewing Co., Noon to 2 p.m. Interested parties must register in advance, as space is limited to 400 people.

Founded in 1989 as “Friends of the Buffalo River,” BNW cleans up pollution from waterways, restores fish and wildlife habitats, and enhances public access through greenways that expand parks and open space.

Based in Buffalo, N.Y., Life Storage operates more than 700 self-storage facilities in 28 states under the Life Storage and Uncle Bob’s brands. Its portfolio of owned and managed facilities comprises more than 49 million square feet.

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