Fall Beach and Park Cleanup Day at Euclid Beach and Wildwood - Saturday September 19th!

No cigar tip or plastic cap is safe when Adopt-a-Beach volunteers scour the sand!

Looking to fill your morning on Saturday September 19th?  Look no further!  Join volunteers at Euclid Beach for the Ohio Coastweeks - International Coastal Cleanup Day Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup or join volunteers at Wildwood Park for the Fall Cleanup & Bioswale Garden Service Day. It's going to be so hard to just choose one!

Ohio Coastweeks Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup: 10am-12pm - Euclid Beach Park

-Description - Volunteers at Euclid Beach will take part in an Ohio Coastweeks - International Coastal Cleanup Day with a Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach cleanup.  Debris collected at Ohio's cleanups and throughout the world is recorded on data cards and submitted to the Ocean Conservancy. For information about Ohio Coastweeks visit http://lakeerie.ohio.gov/PublicOutreach/Coastweeks.aspx and for more information about the Ocean Conservancy visit http://www.oceanconservancy.org/

-Location: Volunteers should meet at the Euclid Beach Picnic Pavilion about 10-15 minutes before the cleanup to sign in (the entrance to Euclid Beach is located at 16250 Lakeshore Blvd. directly across the street from the Collinwood Rec Center).                                                                                                             

-Refreshments provided to all volunteers before and after the beach cleanup.

-Dress for the weather (this is a rain or shine event), Bring water, Wear long sleeves and pants, boots or work shoes, and work gloves are recommended. Trash bags and gloves will be provided.

-All groups are welcome, but children under age 18 require a parent or guardian's signature upon sign in.  Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

-RSVP on facebook at facebook.com/adopteuclidbeach or register on the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach website at http://www.greatlakesadopt.org/Secure/Event/9075.  For more information, please contact Stephen Love at adopt.euclidbeach@gmail.com or 216-571-0685.

Wildwood Park Bioswale Cleanup and Wetland Activity: 10am-12pm - Wildwood Park

- Volunteers at Wildwood will clean up the Wildwood Bioswale Garden and assist with restoration activities (planting, seed collecting, etc.) at the Wildwood Lacustrine Wetland.

- Location: Volunteers should meet in the Wildwood Picnic Pavilion (the entrance to Wildwood is located at the intersection of Lakeshore Blvd. and East 174th Street).

- Register by Sept. 16 at http://goo.gl/oe7YYg                                                                                    

-Dress for weather (long sleeves, pants, work boots, gloves)                                                       

-All groups welcome, children under 18 must fill out and bring a Cleveland Metroparks waiver signed by a parent/guardian.

-Event Partners for the Wildwood Cleanp and Planting include: Cuyahoga Soil and Watershed Conservation Distirct, Friends of Euclid Creek, The City of Cleveland, Cleveland Division of Water Pollution Control and Cleveland Metroparks.

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 7, Issue 9, Posted 6:40 PM, 09.08.2015