NEWS RELEASE UPDATE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2005
IN UPCOMING COASTWEEKS EVENTS
Beach cleanups again part of “Take Pride
International Coastal Cleanup Day
TOLEDO, OH – The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (LEC) is seeking volunteers to help with projects aimed at cleaning up recreational areas along Lake Erie as part of the
2005 Coastweeks observance, August 20-September 18. Cleanups are also being coordinated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) as part of the
national “Take Pride in
throughout August and
September, including beach walks, nature programs, and shoreline conferences,
as well as cleanup efforts.
cleanups taking place September 17 known as International Coastal Cleanup Day wherein countries around the world will conduct cleanups on the same day.
Take Pride in
and wildlife refuges.
2005 Coastweeks Cleanups Include:
2nd Annual Conservation
starts 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Saturday,
August 20. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the
Call 419-734-4424 x2 for event times and locations.
Troop 294 Eagle Eye Cleanup - 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. Help us make a these grounds a
better place for visitors and wildlife! We will record the trash and area
cleaned. Bring gloves and brooms if you have them, we will provide the
trash bags. Meet at
4th Annual Coastweeks Cleanup - 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10.
collect and record litter from
Coastweeks Cleanup – 8:30 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, Sept. 10. Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve includes 1-1/2 miles of natural beach, so join us in this natural
area to clean up the litter washed in from
please bring them. Wear comfortable shoes – sandals are not recommended. Even though light refreshments will be provided, it is recommended to bring your own water
bottle. This is a great opportunity for groups
to acquire service hours. Meet at the Lagoons Marina office (
For all volunteers helping in this effort, a
luncheon will be served and a reverse raffle to follow. Sponsor: AquaMasters of
Euclid Creek Stewardship Week - Back to the
Future – taking place Sept. 13-17. Stewardship activities throughout the watershed, including a
stream clean ups, stream monitoring, motor oil recycling and guest speakers. Call 216-524-6580 for event times and locations. Sponsor: Euclid Creek Watershed
Council, Friends of Euclid Creek, Cuyahoga SWCD
International Coastal Cleanup Day Events:
Come help the Maumee RAP and Duck & Otter Creeks Partnership clean your stream banks. All volunteers must attend an 8:30 a.m. orientation to receive cleanup
location assignment. Meet at one of 4 kickoff locations, visit maumeerap.org/CYS.html, to find the
nearest location to you. Sponsor:
Coastweeks Clean-up - 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Meet at
in this park-wide cleanup. We will record the trash and area cleaned. Dress for the weather, wear old boots/shoes. Bring gloves if you have them, trash bags provided.
An appreciation luncheon served for all volunteers. Sponsor: ODNR/Maumee Bay State Park
Among the other 2005 Coastweeks events are:
Adventures In Canoeing – 8-10 p.m. on Friday, August 19, at
hitting the water at Shipman Pond. Call 216-881-8141 ext. 3001 for information.
Storm Drain Stenciling - 8:30
a.m. on Saturday, August 20. Meet at
Explore The Coast – Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, at
with many different organizations that work to make
Gazing - Mars Spectacular! - 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August
27 at Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve and Marina (8365 Harbor Dr.,
west beach where a campfire will be waiting. Mars and Earth are with 34,649,589 miles of each other on this date, closer than any other time in recorded history. Learn
how to use sky charts to view the night sky and the moon from the west beach at the Mentor Lagoons. Make sure to bring a small flashlight. Dress for the weather.
Pre-registration is requested. Call 440-974-5720 before 4 p.m. August 26. Program is canceled if it is raining.
Glacial Glimpses Hike – 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, at the glacial
grooves area of
greatest geological features – the glacial grooves on
Island Audubon Club.
Monarch Butterfly Festival – 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, at
with crafts, food and butterfly tagging demonstrations.
Full Moon Canoe – 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16, at
Pre-registration necessary at 216-881-8141 ext. 3001.
Birds & Butterflies at
– 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, at
280 species of birds.
Bird Walk At Headlands
– 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, at
fall migrants as these birds prepare to fly south for the winter. Pre-registration is requested at 440-974-5720.
the bay at this family campout with pot-luck dinner.
Island while stopping at 5 island beaches. Best hand wins.
Prizes galore! (intermediate kayaking) Sponsor:
For a listing of all
events and additional information on the programs listed or to learn about
other Coastweeks activities, visit the Ohio Lake Erie Commission web site at www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo
or call the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at 419-245-2514, or for more information
on the Take Pride in
For Further Information Contact: