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EVENT: Clean-up at Edgewater Park to Keep Great Lakes Beaches Barefoot-Friendly

Alliance for Great Lakes

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

                     Cleanup                                                                  Celebration

                     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, hlowry@greatlakes.org, 216-630-8140

                        Hunter Public Relations: Blaine Rueber, brueber@hunterpr.com, 212-679-6600

For more information, click here.

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