On Saturday April 16th, volunteers from Accenture Management Consulting, college and high school students and neighborhood residents came together to clean and screen the Euclid Beach! This was our second beach cleanup of 2011 and even in the rain and wind volunteers managed to collect an absolute hands down record of over 300 pounds of trash, 80 pounds of which was recycled! Thanks to these hard working volunteers we collected over 850 cigar tips, close to 200 plastic bags bottles and cans and well over 100 plastic and paper bags!
We also celebrated the installation of 3 new trash and 3 new recycling bins at the park installed at the picnic pavilion and at the two stairwell entrances onto the beach. Joining us for the long awaited dedication was Naturalist Carol Ward and Park Manager Jim Siekel from The Cleveland Lakefront State Park along with Brian Friedman from Northeast Shores, April Mather with The Alliance For The Great Lakes and Councilman Polensek.
But this is all only the beginning of a long and active year ahead! With summer around the corner, we are going to need your help! Now more than ever join volunteers just like you this along with 7,000+ other volunteers across the Great Lakes as we tackle some of the toughest months of the year for beach and water quality! Remember, our Great Lakes constitute over 1/5 of the earth's fresh surface water. Let's start by taking care of the beaches in our own community!
Our next beach cleanup will be on Saturday May 21st from 10am-12pm at Euclid Beach Park!
For more information on the Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team, please e-mail Stephen Love at email@example.com or call 216-571-0685
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Sunday, May 1, 2011
April Beach Clean-up a Rainy Success
The April Beach Clean-up went well, even through some very rainy conditions. Here is an update from Stephen Love, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Euclid Beach Adopt-A-Beach team: