The Euclid Beach Blast! Was Nothing Short Of.....A Blast!
The Euclid Beach Blast! was a great success! All tolled throughout the day we had close to 450 attendees having a blast watching pop up art take shape on "the wall of doors", cleaning the beach (and picking up 200 pounds of trash!), building a sandcastle and catching some rays, watching a jump rope troop hop in all the way from Africa, chalking the sidewalk, learning about watershed preservation, chowing down on a Cuban sandwich from Jibaro World Eats Food Truck, biking and planting gardens around Collinwood and most importantly jamming to some music from 106.5 The Lake, Radio Disney and live performances from Bill Meyer, Andriana Santiago and Grupo Son Gitano! We could not have had such a great event without the help of many dedicated Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach volunteers who spent hours in the hot sun on Saturday keeping everything cool! Thank you again to everyone who came out to volunteer on Saturday! Thank you also to all of our participating pop up artists! You can see the "the wall of doors" or the "Blank Canvas" in the Arts Collinwood Gallery.
Another thank you to all of our partners, sponsoring and participating organizations who helped to make The Euclid Beach Blast! a reality!
Alliance For The Great Lakes
Project Pop Up Galleries
106.5 "The Lake"
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Euclid Beach Park Now
The Friends of Euclid Creek
The Cuyahoga Soil and Watershed Conservation District
Northeast Shores Development Corp.
Councilman Mike Polensek
Cleveland Division of Water Pollution Control
Cleveland Public Power
Cleveland Division of Water
YMCA Clevelanders in Motion
Of course the fun doesn't stop with the Euclid Beach Blast! Don't forget to join us for our next regularly scheduled beach cleanup on Saturday August 20th from 10am-12pm at Euclid Beach Park and our 2nd annual Coastweeks cleanup on Saturday September 17th from 10am-12pm! And if you are out at the park be sure to check out the new anti-litter signage installed in collaboration with The Friends of Edgewater State Park and Cleveland State Adopt-a-Beach volunteers with a grant from The Ohio Department of Natural Resources!
I am team leader of the Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach program. Each month our team conducts cleanups and water tests at Euclid Beach State Park. I am currently a graduate student at CSU pursuing a Masters of Public Administration.