Kickoff 2013 Euclid Beach Cleanups for World Water Day!

The snow might still be falling and the Lake might be freezing over but there are signs of spring all around us! And with spring comes beach cleanups!

Adopt-a-Beach volunteers will kick off the 2013 beach cleanup season on Saturday March 23rd in celebration of World Water Day. World Water Day is a United Nations recognized day to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and sustainable use of freshwater.

Volunteers will meet in the Euclid Beach (16250 Lakeshore Blvd.) park pavilion at 10am, break up into teams and head down to the beach to pick up trash, conduct water quality tests and have a trash weighing and World Water Day trivia contest!

Our World Water Day trivia sponsor is STAR POP vintage + modern!! STAR POP vintage + modern, just a few short minutes from Euclid Beach Park in the Waterloo Arts District, buys and sells toys, clothing, music, movies, video games, books, art, toys, and other pop culture collectibles. The store was almost named Sustainable Pop, but despite siding with a shorter name, promoting sustainability remains at the heart of what STAR POP is all about. Everything from the hand selected merchandise to the fixtures are recycled from area families and defunct businesses. Come check it out for yourself! 216-965-2368 15813 Waterloo Rd. #5, Cleveland, OH 44110

Please be sure to thank owner Troy Schwartz for his generous support of our efforts!

Please dress for the weather...whatever it may be and wear tennis shoes or boots! Coffee and refreshments will be provided before and after the beach cleanup.Gloves, trash pickers, rakes and bags will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you prefer!

All participating volunteers will receive a Burrito gift card from Chili Peppers Fresh Mexican Grille (869 East 185th St.) and are invited to join us for lunch after the cleanup. Please be sure to thank Steve Newman, owner of Chilli Peppers!

Hope to see you out at the Beach!

Can't make it out to the beach cleanup? Don't worry, there are more this spring!

Saturday April 27th 930am-1pm-Global Youth Service Day Super Beach and Park Cleanup

Saturday May 18th 9am-11am-Beach Cleanup and Alive on 185th Street Parade

Saturday August 3rd 5pm-9pm-Euclid Beach Blast Festival (beach cleanup time tba)

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 4, Issue 2, Posted 1:29 PM, 03.20.2013