Summertime along the shoreline of the lake can be a great time and place for visitors, but it can also be tough on parks like Presque Isle. That’s why each September, a Lake Erie Coastal Clean-Up is held.
Throughout the summer, visitors come to Presque Isle to enjoy sand and surf, but each September, visitors come to the beaches, as well as nearly 20 other parks along the coastline, for the clean-up. Volunteers will be given gloves, bags, and directions. But, they come away with something more…
John Laskos, of Presque Isle State Park, says, “It’s a great way to instill a sense of pride in their environment by having them come out to clean up waterways, the streams and the shores of the Lake and even the ponds…”
Groups of all sizes are encouraged but large groups should register so enough gloves and bags will be available; after that, it’s just a matter of picking your favorite park and showing up. “They just need to bring their happy selves and their kids if they have them and a willing attitude to do a little clean-up…”
This year’s Lake Erie Coastal Clean-Up is set for Saturday, September 15th from 9am until noon.
To register or learn more click here or you can call the Erie County Sustainability Coordinator at 814-451-7326.