Cleveland Plogs returns in June on Waterloo!

Hey neighbors!   

Cleveland Plogs is excited to announce the return of our monthly group plogging events (with necessary precautions in place)!  Our first plogging of the season will take place Wednesday June 24th at 6pm on Waterloo Rd.  Ploggers will clean Waterloo Rd. and surrounding streets before wrapping up around 730pm.  We will be set up at the Waterloo Tower (15600 Waterloo Rd) with bags, gloves and hand sanitizer.  in order for everyone to keep their distance, groups of 1-2 people will be heading out on different routes. Masks are encouraged when meeting to pick up supplies.  Once everyone has picked up trash on their route, we'll meet back at the Waterloo Tower for a socially distant but fun plogging photo.  We hope to see you there!

We're also excited to announce the winner of our cleplogsolo contest is fellow plogger Emily Martis!  Congratulations and you're $15 Six Shooter Gift Card is on the way!  Thanks to all of our fellow ploggers who posted selfies all last month.  Even though the contest is over, it doesn't mean solo plogging has to stop.  Keep it up and just add a grocery bag or bucket to pick up litter during your next walk or run around Collinwood and keep the #cleplogsolo hashtag alive! 

Please plog responsibly. Wear protective gloves when picking up litter and bring along hand sanitizer.  Please wash your hands with soap and water at least 20 seconds when you are done. If you are plogging in a more crowded area, please consider wearing a mask or form of personal protective equipment.  

Need a plogging refresher? Plogging is a fitness and litter cleanup craze from Sweden that is quickly spreading throughout the world and right here in Collinwood. Plogging involves a combination of jogging and picking up trash along your running route using a small bag to collect the litter you find along your route. Plogging is great exercise and a great opportunity to meet new people and make a positive impact on our environment and our neighborhood!  Check out - City Lab - Pick Up Trash While You Exercise. It's Called Plogging

You can check out our 2020 schedule and meet up locations below or on facebook.   

Cleveland Plogs 2020 Schedule (tentative): July through October the last Wednesdsay of the month 

June 24th - Waterloo Rd. - Meet at the Waterloo Tower - 15600 Waterloo Rd. 

July 29th - Lakeshore Blvd. - Meet at the Collinwood Rec Center 813 East 152nd.

August 26th - East 185th Street - Meet at Villa Angela-St Joseph High School - 18491 Lakeshore Blvd.  

September 30th - East 152nd -  Meet outside Five Points Community Center - 14002 Lakeshore Blvd.  

October 28th - Waterloo - Halloween Themed Plogging! - Meet at the Waterloo Tower 15600 Waterloo Rd.

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Happy plogging! 

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 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020