Fall Festival, Halloween Beach Cleanup, Ambassadors at Euclid Beach Park


If you are looking for a fall themed event at Euclid Beach Park, look no further than the Fall Festival! Join us from 1-4 PM on Saturday October 20th at Euclid Beach for a family-friendly haunted hayride, storyteller, games and crafts. For more information, visit http://www.clevelandlakefront.org/NaturalistPrograms.html or contact Park Naturalist Carol Ward at (216) 881-8141 ext. 3001.

Fall is all about the changing leaves, drinking apple cider and carving pumpkins...but most of all it's about beach cleanups! That's right, beach cleanups are still going strong through the end of November at Euclid Beach State Park!

The next clean-up our Halloween Beach Cleanup on Saturday October 27th at 10am

Volunteers will meet in the park pavilion at 10am and should wear close-toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather-whatever the weather may be!. Refreshments will be available. Euclid Beach State Park is located at 16250 Lakeshore Blvd. in Collinwood.

Our last beach cleanup of the season is Saturday November 17th 10am-12pm. Meet in the picnic pavilion. All beach cleanup volunteers receive a free burrito gift card from Chili Peppers Restaurant! *For more information on beach cleanups, visit facebook.com/adopt.euclidbeach/events, email adopt.euclidbeach@gmail.com or call Stephen Love at 216-571-0685.

The rumors are true! Urban Beach Ambassadors are walking and talking to park visitors at Euclid Beach about issues that affect the health of our lake, our beach and the quality of our park! The Urban Beach Ambassador (UBA) program officially launched at Euclid Beach on Sunday September 30th at the 8th Annual Remembering The Sights and Sounds of Euclid Beach Park Event! (See November Collinwood Observer for full report and photos.) With a focus on Euclid Beach Park's incredible past and with over 2,000 attendees we couldn't have picked a better event to tell people about the great things happening in the park today and our high hopes for tomorrow! 

What Will Ambassadors Do? -Walk/ride on the bike paths in teams of 2 people -Make people feel welcomed in the parks! -Talk to people about not littering and pledging to reduce litter, reducing waste on the beach, not feeding the birds, asking people what they want to see in the parks -Promote monthly beach cleanups and events in the parks -Pick up trash and spruce up here and there -Report and post maintenance/safety issues and general concerns to park staff. How often? -Individual ambassadors will go out for a minimum of 2, 1.5-2 hour shifts per month.

Starting this week our first group of 10 trained Urban Beach Ambassador volunteers will engage visitors throughout Euclid Beach Park. We anticipate UBA volunteers to be in the parks for several hours each week through the end of October. Be sure to say hello to the people in the bright blue shirts that say Urban Beach Ambassador!  

The UBA Program is the result of a collaboration and partnership between volunteer groups at  Cleveland Lakefront State Park including Drink Local Drink Tap, Friends of Edgewater State Park and Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach along with the Alliance for The Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach Program and Cleveland Lakefront State Park. *Interested in learning more about UBA? Visit our facebook page at facebook.com/urbanbeachambassadors, email urbanbeachambassador@gmail.com, or call Stephen Love at 216-571-0685.                             


Stephen Love

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.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 2:38 PM, 10.05.2012