2012 Is Going To Be An Exciting Year For Euclid Beach State Park and The Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team!
It's never too early to start thinking about the beach! At least that's what volunteers of the Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team say! If you are not familiar, Adopt-a-Beach is a volunteer organization and partner of the Alliance for The Great Lakes a non-profit dedicated to sustaining, improving and educating about the health of our lakes and beaches. For the past two years through monthly beach cleanups, Adopt-a-Beach volunteers have picked up close to 2,000 pounds of trash and recyclables at Historic Euclid Beach State Park alone! But it's a lot more than just picking up trash on the beach! Take a look at what we did in 2011:
- Close to 320 volunteers participated in beach cleanups at Euclid Beach and Edgewater Beach State Parks in 2011. That's close to 690 volunteer hours and at $7.70 an hour that would be over $5,300.00 of volunteer work in the parks!
- Invested close to $10,000.00 in 2011 at Euclid Beach and Edgewater Beach State Parks through the installation of new recycling and trash bin stations, anti-litter and anti-smoking signage and cigarette butt containers thanks to grants from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Neighborhood Connections, The Cuyahoga Solid Waste District and generous donations from community groups and residents.
- Formed partnerships other volunteer groups at Edgewater State Park including The Friends of Edgewater and Drink Local Drink Tap to better coordinate volunteer efforts and share resources.
- Partnered wth Arts Collinwood and Project Pop Up Galleries to organize the Euclid Beach Blast! this past summer, an all day event that feautured sand castles, art, food, live music and beach cleanups!
- Dedicated Adopt-a-Beach volunteers Rhiannon Murkowski and Tony Stella visited Euclid Beach almost on a weekly basis to collect water samples and report beach conditions.
- Attended community block watch meetings and Northeast Shores Development Corp. quarterly meetings to encourage neighborhood resident participation
- Worked with local businesses to make beach cleanup information available to thier customers and to raise donations for beach cleanup supplies like gloves, trash bags and rakes.
And here's what you can expect in 2012!
-Recruiting more volunteers for beach cleanups at Euclid Beach and Villa Angela Beach!
-Improving the capacity and resources of State Parks through private donations and grants.
-Advocating to reduce plastic cigar tip litter on the beach
-Bring more fun and educational events and programming to Euclid Beach Park like the Euclid Beach Blast!
-Help to support the long term goal of bringing the Cleveland Metroparks to Cleveland's Lakefront Statepark
And there's much more to come in 2012! So be part of the positive change and take to the shore!
There's so many ways to get involved!
We need trash bags, gloves, bags and trash pickers stat!
Please mail checks out to:
Northeast Shores Development Corporation
317 East 156th Street
Cleveland, OH 44110
Make checks out to
Northeast Shores Development Corp.
Indicate on the subject line
“Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Volunteers"
Beach cleanups are from 10am-12pm on the third Saturday of the month at Euclid Beach Park!
Our first beach cleanup of 2012 is St. Patricks Day Saturday March 17th from 10am-12pm at Euclid Beach State Park!
Saturday April 21st-Global Youth Service Day
Saturday May 19th 10am-12pm
Saturday June 16th 10am-12pm
More dates and events soon!
-Become a super volunteer!
We are always looking for super dedicated people to go beyond the beach cleanup and help with grant writing, advocacy campaigns and much much more!
To learn more, please contact Stephen Love at email@example.com or 216-571-0685
-Like us on Facebook!
Search the Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team on Facebook and get updates on beach cleanups, campaigns and more!
-Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Start an Adopt-a-beach cleanup group of your own!
Contact Hyle Lowry, Ohio Adopt-a-Beach Coordinator at email@example.com
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.