During the 2009 Coastweeks observance, Ohioans will focus on the preservation and protection of Lake Erie
and its watershed through a variety of cleanup events along the shoreline and throughout its watershed.
Many cleanups are scheduled for International Coastal Clean-Up Day, Sept. 19, when people around the
world will remove trash and debris to promote waterway health and improve the natural beauty of the
Coastweeks is a celebration of Lake Erie’s diverse coastal region and the cultural and economic
This year, Coastweeks focuses on the theme, "I Can Help Lake Erie."
Special Coastweeks cleanups include:
Sept. 12 events
Starting at 8 a.m. at the following area sites:
¥ Highland Park Shelter House, Toledo
¥ Olander Park Shelter House, Sylvania
¥ International Park, Toledo
¥ Lake Township Friendship Park Shelter House, Millbury
¥ Oregon Municipal Building, Oregon
Starting at 10 a.m. at:
¥ Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, 10 a.m. RSVP (419) 836-9117. Contact: [email protected]
¥ Magee Marsh Beach Cleanup in Oak Harbor, 10 a.m. Lunch sponsored by Friends of Magee Marsh. Contact
Mary Warren at [email protected] or (419)-898-0960 ext. 31.
Sept. 19 events
¥ Huron – Old Woman Creek and Erie County Streams Cleanup, 9 a.m. Contact Phoebe:
[email protected] or (419) 433-4601.
¥ Huron – Sheldon Marsh Beach Cleanup, 10 a.m. Contact John
McFadden, (440) 839-1561
¥ Lakeside – Beach Blitz-2009, 10 a.m. Contact Dave: [email protected]
Sept. 21 event
Put-in-Bay Clean-Up at 9 a.m. Wanted: scuba divers and land volunteers. Additional info at
www.diveputinbay.com or call Samantha at (330) 819-4696.
Visit the OLEC Web site or call (419) 245-2514 to learn more about the 2009 Coastweeks program.