In the spirit of giving thanks, show your appreciation of Lake Erie, one of Northeast Ohio's greatest natural resources, by joining Cleveland Metroparks �Volunteer to Adopt-A-Beach� effort on Saturday, November 23 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Huntington Beach in Huntington Reservation in Bay Village. This is the last volunteer beach cleanup effort in 2013.
Gather your crew and volunteer as a group, or come on your own, to pick up litter and debris on Huntington Beach. This project is a great hands-on way for businesses, schools, community groups, scouts, families and individuals to demonstrate their commitment to the environment, conservation and clean water.
Volunteers remove litter and debris from Huntington Beach and complete a beach health assessment that includes science-based observation and testing. This data is entered into the National Alliance For The Great Lakes Adopt-A-Beach online system. The information is used to evaluate existing conditions and make change for the better.
Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Beach is the first beach on Lake Erie and the only beach in Ohio to receive the Clean Beaches Coalition (CBC) Blue Wave certification. Originally certified in 2011, Huntington Beach was recertified in 2012 and 2013. The designation certifies that the beach complies with the highest standards of beach management in the categories of: superior water quality, universal accessibility, commitment to beneficial safety practices, habitat conservation, quality information and education, excellence in service and maintenance, and proactive erosion management.
To join the beach cleanup effort, dress for the weather and meet at Huntington Beach Water Tower. Gloves and bags are provided. Registration by November 20 is recommended but not required. For registration and more information, call 440-331-8111.
Help clean and keep healthy the Blue Wave certified Huntington Beach of Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!
SUE ALLEN -216-635-3338, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLLY KECK -216-635-3253,email@example.com