Cleveland Plogs returns to Lakeshore Blvd. in July!

A small but mighty group of ploggers posed for a socially distant photo with the trash haul last month! 

Hey neighbors!   

Cleveland Plogs had a great but socially distant kick off to the plogging season last month on Waterloo.  A small but mighty group of ploggers stayed 6ft apart (which is easy to do when you keep moving!) and wore gloves and masks but didn't let COVID-19 get in the way of keeping or community clean! 

Missed out on the fun last month?  No worries because the fun continues this month when Cleveland Plogs heads to Lakeshore Blvd on Wednesday July 29th!  Ploggers will clean Lakeshore Blvd. and surrounding streets.  We will be set up outside the Collinwood Rec Center (16300 Lakeshore Blvd.) with bags, gloves and hand sanitizer.  in order for everyone to keep their distance, small groups 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 Rec Center around 730pm for a socially distant but fun plogging photo - and if the concession stand at Wildwood is open, we'll head there afterwards for some Honey Hut ice cream!  We hope to see you there!

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 

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 7, Posted 5:01 PM, 07.06.2020