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The Great Lakes Beach Sweep Cleans 90 Miles Of Beaches Along Lake Erie Beginning In Buffalo!

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YOU'D BE SURPRISED AT WHAT WE FIND!

Every Year, We Track The “Stuff” Our Work Crews Collect. The Data Is Used To Lobby For Laws To Keep Our Beaches Cleaner.

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Tomorrows Leaders Will Be Influenced By The Lessons Learned At A Young Age. Caring For The Waterfront Is An Important Lesson.

Great Lakes Beach Sweep Data CardJoin Us On September 15th, 2018 At 10:00 AM At The Woodlawn, NY State Park For The Next Great Lakes Beach Sweep!

Mother Goose  Thanks Cincinnati Police

Officer James Givens has served with the Cincinnati Police Department for over 26 years, but has never quite experienced anything like this before. He was sitting in his patrol car in a parking lot when he got an unexpected visitor. A goose came up to his car and started pecking on the side of it. He threw food out for her, thinking that’s what she wanted, but she didn’t take it. She continued to peck and quack, then walked away, stopped, and looked back at Officer Givens. Then she came back to his car and pecked at it again. She made it very obvious that she wanted Officer Givens to follow her, so he finally got out of his car and did just that. The goose led him 100 yard away to a grassy area near a creek. Sitting there was one of her babies, tangled up in a balloon string. The baby was kicking its feet, desperate for help. Being wary of helping the baby on his own, and worried that the goose might attack him, Givens called for help from the SPCA, but no wildlife rescuers were available at the moment. Luckily, Given’s colleague, Officer Cecilia Charron, came to help. She began to untangle the baby, and the mother goose just stood there and watched, quacking. She didn’t become aggressive, and just let Officer Charron do what she had to do to set the baby free. It was like the mother goose knew they were helping. Once Charron untangled the baby, she put it down and it ran right to her mom, and they went right to swimming in the creek. Charron teared up and said it was the highlight of her 24 years on the force. “It seems like something made up. It was just incredible,” Givens said. “I honestly don’t know why I decided to follow her, but I did. It makes me wonder – do they know to turn to humans when they need help?” We may never know the answer to this question, but what we do know is that Officer Givens was in the right place at the right time to help these geese!

Great Lakes Beach Sweep Signup FormBEACH SWEEP SIGNUP FORM

For 30 years, the Great Lakes Beach Sweep has cleaned 90 miles of the Lake Erie shoreline. Every September, our volunteer network hits the beaches then gathers at the Woodland State Park for a picnic complements of our [ sponsors ]. We need your help! [ Signup ] Today!

Great Lakes Beach Sweep Data CardBEACH SWEEP DATA CARD

The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the first step to ensuring we can enjoy a cleaner Lake Erie. The data collected during the Beach Sweep Cleanup is invaluable to the Ocean Conservancy’s effort to start a sea change every day; helping educate public, business, and government officials about the scale and serious consequences of the Great Lakes debris problem. [ Click Here ] to download the data sheet.

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