Lake Erie coastline targeted for cleanupArticle
Published Saturday, August 21, 2004
An annual monthlong celebration of Lake Erie, featuring
50 shoreline activities, lectures, and cleanups, begins
today with a hike at the Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve
in Mentor, Ohio.
Collectively listed under the umbrella of an annual observance
called Coastweeks, a third of the events are within an
hour's drive of Toledo. They include a tour of the historic
glacial grooves on Kelleys Island on Aug. 29 and a sandcastle-building
competition at East Harbor State Park on Sept. 4.
Cleanups scheduled for Lake Erie's western basin include
the Eighth Annual Maumee Watershed Clean Your Stream Day
beginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 along area streams; a Maumee
Bay State Park cleanup at 10 a.m. Sept. 18, at the park's
nature center; an Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge cleanup
at 9 a.m. Sept. 18 at the north end of Yondota Road in
Curtice, Ohio, and at a Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve
cleanup at 8 a.m. Sept. 18.
A complete list with dates and times can be viewed at
Coastweeks is Ohio's contribution to a national observance
of America's shorelines.
The Ohio Lake Erie Commssion, a board comprised of department
heads from various state agencies, co-sponsors the Ohio