Swim Meetup & June Beach Cleanup – Sunday June 15, 2008

Date: Sunday, June 15, 2008
Time: 6:30AM (swim), 7:30AM (beach cleanup)
Location: Ohio Street Beach
Swim plan: 20-30 minutes of low exertion swimming
Notes: Ohio Street Beach will once again the place to be this Sunday! I’m anticipating the water temperature to be in the 60F – 63F range. While this is still wetsuit temperature for me, there are a lot of people who swim this without one – so don’t be afraid to come on out!

** Beach Cleanup Details **

At around 7:30AM I’m going to be completing a beach report for the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach program. Part of this report involves collecting and disposing of litter and recording the types and quantities of litter present at the beach.

This is where I could really use your help!

I will bring all the equipment (trash bags, gloves, etc.), so all you need to do is just show up and help with the collection. Ohio Street Beach isn’t an enormous beach, so this shouldn’t take that long (I don’t expect to be out there past 9:00AM). Plus, if you don’t feel like swimming, you can just show up later for the beach cleanup.

So why do this? Because this is your beach and your lake. Not only do you swim in it and play in it, but everything that comes out of your faucet comes from the lake. Remember: we have 22% of the world’s fresh water right in our backyard while one fifth of the world’s population doesn’t even have access to clean water. Don’t take it for granted.

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