Bay Village City-Wide WaterWays Cleanup

Bay Village City-Wide WaterWays Cleanup

When: May 16 from 10:00am - 1:30pm
Where: Bay Middle School, 27725 Wolf Road Bay Village, Ohio 44140 map this

Trash pick up along Cahoon Creek (between Dover and Cahoon Parks), Bay Boat Club, Sperry Creek (Reese Park) and Columbia Park beach and stream. Your specific location will be chosen during sign in.

To prevent litter from being washed into are waterways, which pollutes our source of drinking water and pollutes the aquatic environment in which many aquatic organism live.

May 16, 2020. Please arrive around 10:00 A.M. Directions and supplies will be given promptly upon arrival. Groups will then depart to their clean up area, and should return to the Middle School by 1:30 for food and refreshments.

Meet at the Bay Middle School cafeteria to sign in and get supplies. Please be sure to meet back at the Middle School when you are finished with your clean-up activities for some food and refreshments.

Anyone is welcome to participate. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. A legal waiver will need to signed on the day of the event. This event is sponsored by Bay High School’s Project Earth Club, The Village Foundation, City of Bay Village, and The Bay Village Green Team.

Dress for the weather! Wear clothes that you do not mind getting muddy and/or wet and sandy. Tennis shoes or hiking boots are strongly recommended. No sandals or flip flops are permitted.

You can still help by picking up litter whenever you see it in your tree lawn or on your street.. An estimated 80% of trash in our waterways originates from land-based sources. Litter on our streets gets carried into storm sewers during rain events and travels directly into our streams and lake. This is because storm sewers are not filtered or screened before being discharged into waterways. A good time to look for trash in your street and tree lawn is when you collect your trash and recycling carts each week after they have been emptied. Oftentimes, wind will blow trash out of the carts during the automated emptying process.

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