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Volunteer Opportunity: Grand River Clean Up
May 20 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pre-registration for this event has closed! Please join us on site!
Help us keep the wild and scenic Grand River in Ashtabula and Lake Counties clean and pristine! We will be hiking local parks, and weather permitting canoeing the river (age 14 and up in canoes), to gather unwanted waste. All are welcome!
We will continue with this event rain or shine! If the river conditions are too high, we will clean up along the side of the river. Here are the event details:
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 8 AM – 2 PM
7:45 – 8:15 AM | Volunteer check in at Hidden Valley Park Shelter
8:30 AM – 12 PM | River clean up or you may clean up along the river
12:00 – 1 PM | Lunch
1 – 2 PM | Cleanup site and load canoes
Volunteer check in and lunch location starting at 7:45 AM. Lake Metroparks Hidden Valley Park Shelter, 4872 Klasen Road, Madison Twp., OH 44057 *Directions: Take I-90 to Rt. 528 south for 1.5 miles. Turn right (west) onto Klasen Road. Hidden Valley Park is near the end of Klasen Road on the left. Website with photo and directions to site: http://www.lakemetroparks.com/register-reserve/reserve-a-shelter/shelters/hidden-valley-park-shelter
Canoe and Kayak drop off location starting at 7:15 AM: If you are brining your own canoe or kayak, you will need to drop it off at Harpersfield Covered Bridge. This is located at Harpersfield Covered Bridge, 1122 Harpersfield Rd, Geneva, OH 44041. You can leave it there with a Land Conservancy staff member and drive to the volunteer check in station. You may park and will be shuttled to your canoe/kayak. Limited number of canoes will be provided. You must sign in at the volunteer check in station to participate in this clean up. Parking: Ample parking is available on site.
Attire: Please wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting wet or dirty. Close toed shoes are recommended. Volunteers are encouraged to bring: bug spray, sunscreen, reusable water bottles, gloves, hats, and sunglasses.
Food: Water, coffee, and donuts will be provided at check in. Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs, water, and some sides will be available at noon for lunch.