Volunteers Kick Off the Beach Cleanup Season for World Water Day 2014 at Euclid Beach Park
On Saturday March 22nd, Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team volunteers already came within pounds of our all time trash weight record at our UN-Water World Water Day 2014 beach cleanup! Thanks to 45+ students from Case Western Reserve University, employees from Cleveland Division of Water Pollution Control, Keepin' It Fresh, Great Lakes Brewing Company and our dedicated community members, we collected over 516 pounds of trash (including 6 pounds of plastic cigar tips and 185 pounds of tires) and recyclables from the beach, the park, the Collinwood Rec Center bioswale and along Lakeshore Blvd., ensuring that trash on our streets does not become trash in our waterways. Special thanks to local businesses: Chili Peppers Fresh Mexican Grill, Star Pop, Fears' Confections, Blue Arrow Records, Gus's Diner 185 and Bagel Buddies for donating refreshments, coupons and awesome World Water Day 2014 trivia prizes! And finally, a big thank you to Tim at Cleveland Metroparks for helping us haul out all the trash and recyclables!
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.