Start Your Spring Cleaning With An Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup at Euclid Beach
As the ice melts away along the shores of Lake Erie, signs of spring are now around us; chirping birds, daffodils, and of course, litter...and lot's of it! After being trapped in the ice for over two months, litter has made its way ashore and it's definitely time for some spring cleaning down on the beach! On Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. help Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team volunteers clear and catalog hundreds of pieces of plastic trash and other debris from the beach. All plastic trash collected from this and other monthly Adopt-a-Beach and stream cleanups across Cleveland will contribute to a large-scale sculpture to be located adjacent to the Great Lakes Science Center in Downtown, Cleveland this June in an effort to raise awareness about litter and pollution in Lake Erie. Participate in Saturday's clean-up and your name will be included on the sculpture’s plaque as a "contributing artist!"
After this long winter, your help is greatly appreciated! Supplies including trash bags, gloves and pickers will be provided. Meet at the central picnic pavilion at 10:00 a.m. for registration complimentary coffee and snacks generously donated by Collinwood neighborhood merchants. All cleanup participants will receive a coupon from Chili Peppers Mexican Grill (869 East 185th Street) good towards 1/2 off the purchase of a meal item and a drink! Please be sure to thank Chili Peppers Owner Steve Newman. For more information about the cleanup, visit - goo.gl/MqFg4D
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.