PLEASE NOTE: More events will be added as they are registered with the commission.
What is Ohio's Coastweeks?
It is part of a national celebration of the nation's waters and shorelines held in the 50 states. Ohio's program focuses on the theme, "I Can Help Lake Erie" to encourage people to be part of the solution, not the pollution that finds its way into the lake. The debris collected at Ohio's cleanups and throughout the world is recorded on data cards and submitted to the Ocean Conservancy. Ohio is proud of be part of the International Coastal Cleanup program.
Cleanups are perhaps the most beneficial and educational component of Coastweeks with its hands-on impact which helps to increase public awareness in the protection of Lake Erie’s ecosystem. In addition, Coastweeks projects provide an excellent opportunity for community service for local groups.
Last year, 1,307 volunteers collected over 21,195 pounds of trash debris from nearly 40 miles of Lake Erie’s beaches and streams. Over 1,200 trash bags were filled by the volunteers. Their efforts provided beautifully cleaned areas for visitors to enjoy swimming, fishing and relaxation.