World Water Day 2014 Beach Cleanup Kick-Off!
The snow is still be falling and Lake Erie is still frozen over, but there are at least some signs of spring around if you look hard enough! And you know with spring comes beach cleanups!
Adopt-a-Beach volunteers will kick off the 2014 beach cleanup season on Saturday, March 22nd from 10am-12pm in celebration of World Water Day. World Water Day is a United Nations recognized day to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and sustainable use of freshwater. This year's World Water Day highlights the important connection water and energy use. You can read more at http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/about-world-water-day/world-water-day-2014-water-and-energy/en/.
Volunteers will meet in the Euclid Beach park pavilion at 10 a.m., break up into teams and head down to the beach for a beach cleanup while another group conducts a street cleanup directly outside of the park entrance along Lakeshore Boulevard. At the end of the cleanup, the beach and street teams will face off in a trash weighing contest with prizes to be had! We will also conduct an Adopt-a-Beach water quality test (if Lake Erie is unfrozen!) and have a World Water Day trivia contest also with prizes to be announced! Gloves, trash pickers, rakes and bags will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer! Please dress for the weather...whatever it may be and wear tennis shoes or boots! Coffee and refreshments will be provided before and after the beach cleanup.
All participating volunteers will receive a coupon good for 1/2 of your purchase of a meal item from Chili Peppers Fresh Mexican Grille (869 East 185th St. Cleveland 44110). Volunteers are invited to join us for lunch after the cleanup. Please be sure to thank Steve Newman, Owner of Chilli Peppers!
Hope to see you out at Beach!
The Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team Coordinator
Stephen Love is a Lake Erie fanatic from Cleveland, OH. In his day job he works for the Cuyahoga Land Bank and in every other waking moment is the founder and coordinator of Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team and Euclid Beach Blast! He started Euclid Beach Blast out of a desire to explore the connections between environmental stewardship, art, public spaces, music, and community.