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EVENT: Clean-up at Edgewater Park to Keep Great Lakes Beaches Barefoot-Friendly
WHAT: Barefoot Wine is teaming up with the Alliance for the Great Lakes and Drink Local Drink Tap to host a public Adopt-a-Beach™ cleanup at Edgewater Park. Following the cleanup, volunteer’s ages 21 and older are invited to attend a celebration featuring Barefoot Wine and surf-inspired fare.The event is part of a partnership between Barefoot Wine and the Alliance’s Adopt-a-Beach™ Program to help clean up Great Lakes beaches and shorelines and offer a special celebration to recognize volunteers’ efforts. In 2011, more than 8,000 Adopt-a-Beach™ volunteers removed 32,668 pounds of trash at 254 locations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin. This cleanup is part of a series of events this summer with Barefoot Wine and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. For more info on additional events in your area, click here.
WHO: Barefoot Wine, fun, flavorful and affordable wines and bubblies.
Alliance for the Great Lakes, a nonprofit organization with the mission of conserving and restoring the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife.
Drink Local Drink Tap, an organization dedicated to creating societal change at the level of the individual through education and the arts, in an effort to reconnect people to local water around the globe.
WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2012
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 12:30 - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Beach Cleanup Celebration
Edgewater Park Beach Cleanup Celebration
6616 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway 4408 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102 Cleveland, OH 44113
Meet at the beach pavilion
EVENT COST: No charge and open to the public; celebration is open to participants 21 years of age or older
CONTACT: Alliance for the Great Lakes: Hyle Lowry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-630-8140
Hunter Public Relations: Blaine Rueber, email@example.com, 212-679-6600
For more information, click here.
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