What: Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Lab, and the National Park Service are hosting a shoreline cleanup in conjunction with the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ annual September Adopt-a-Beach event, part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Thousands of Adopt-a-Beach volunteers turn out each September to pick up trash along Great Lakes beaches and shorelines, record their findings, and track environmental conditions that contribute to beach health.
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Hosts: Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Lab, and National Park Service. Open to everyone!
Where: Put-in-Bay Village Bathing Beach, near the Perry’s Victory & International Peach Memorial at Put-in-Bay, Ohio
Why: Participants enhance beaches by picking up trash and recording their findings in the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ online Adopt-a-Beach system. Volunteers also conduct water quality sampling and make science-based observations. This information is logged into the online system, made accessible to the public and shared with local beach health officials as well as others working toward improvements.
More: Beach adoption is easy and open to everyone. Volunteers are encouraged to register online for the cleanup at www.greatlakesadopt.org. To find out more about the Alliance’s Adopt-a-Beach Program, visit www.greatlakes.org/adoptabeach.