Rainy but successful beach cleanup and recycling bin dedication ceremony
On Saturday April 16th, volunteers from Accenture Management Consulting, college and high school students and neighborhood residents came together to clean and screen the Euclid Beach! This was our second beach cleanup of 2011 and even in the rain and wind volunteers managed to collect an absolute hands down record of over 300 pounds of trash, 80 pounds of which was recycled! Thanks to these hard-working volunteers we collected over 850 cigar tips, close to 200 plastic bags bottles and cans and well over 100 plastic and paper bags!
We also celebrated the installation of 3 new trash and 3 new recycling bins at the park installed at the picnic pavilion and at the two stairwell entrances onto the beach. Joining us for the long awaited dedication was Naturalist, Carol Ward, and Park Manager, Jim, from The Cleveland Lakefront State Park along with Brian Friedman from Northeast Shores, April Mather with The Alliance For The Great Lakes and Councilman Polensek.
But this is all only the beginning of a long and active year ahead! With summer around the corner, we are going to need your help! Now. more than ever join volunteers just like you, along with 7,000+ other volunteers across the Great Lakes as we tackle some of the toughest months of the year for beach and water quality! Remember, our Great Lakes constitute over 1/5 of the earth's fresh surface water. Let's start by taking care of the beaches in our own community!
Our next beach cleanup will be on Saturday May 21st from 10am-12pm at Euclid Beach Park.
For more information on the Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team, please e-mail Stephen Love at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-571-0685 Also, visit the Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team on Facebook!
Stephen Love is the team leader of the Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach program. Each month his team conducts cleanups and water tests at Euclid Beach State Park. He is currently a graduate student at CSU pursuing a Masters of Public Administration.
I am team leader of the Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach program. Each month our team conducts cleanups and water tests at Euclid Beach State Park. I am currently a graduate student at CSU pursuing a Masters of Public Administration.