Recent reports tell of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch located in the Pacific Ocean, but we don't have to go to the ocean to see the impact of plastic on our environment. Trash on the beach originates from your own front yard and travels down the storm drains when it rains eventually to end up on the beach or the waterways. You can make a difference by picking up the trash in your own front yard!
The beaches on our own Lake Erie tell a similar story.Join us this year at The 4th Annual Great Lake Erie Boat Float with your own plastic boat to help raise awareness about the impact of plastic on our environment!
For the past three years, boats made out of post-consumer recyclable materials floated on Lake Erie during a unique event to help raise awareness about the impact of plastic on our environment. Come join us for:
The 4th Annual Great Lake Erie Boat Float will be taking place on Saturday, September 8, 2010 at Lower Edgewater State Park Beach (6700 Memorial Shoreway) here in Cleveland, Ohio. Boats will launch at 10 a.m.. All boats are to be made out of post-consumer recyclable materials.
Watch a great video of the Lake Erie Boat Float HERE.
Winners will be recognized in four categories:
- Fastest Boat
- Best Use of Recyclable Materials
- Most Artistic Style
- Li'l Sailors
All boats will have the option of being recycled by RES Polyflow using their alternative energy process.
RES Polyflow designs, markets and manufactures renewable energy systems that recycle mixed plastic waste into fuel.
Registration is required for all participants sailing their plastic boat in The Great Lake Erie Boat Float.
Visit www.LakeErieBoatFloat.org to register today!
All participants must sign a liability waiver and will be required to wear a life jacket while in the water.
Spectators are welcome as well! Come watch the boats float on September 11th and join the beach cleanup.
For more information, please visit The Great Lake Erie Boat Float website or contact Cathi Lehn by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 Conservation Symposium , “Forest Management: Seeing the Forest and the Trees ”
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Thursday, September 6 - Saturday, September 8, 2012
Meet Marcus Eriksen!
Dr. Marcus Eriksen, Executive Director of The 5 Gyres Institute, will be presenting on his research on plastic pollution in the Great Lakes at the Great Lakes Restoration Conference being held in Cleveland during Great Lakes Week (September 10-14, 2012).
For more information about these related events visit www.cmnh.org.