Local Group To Clean Litter From The Black River

Black River Clean-Up 2013 February 18, 2013 – Lorain, Ohio The Lorain County community is banding together to tackle litter in The Black River, as part of National River Cleanup. Effort lead by LoCo Yaks of Lorain County.
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Feb. 8, 2013 - PRLog -- “LoCo Yaks is dedicated to protecting The Black River because a healthy community starts with a healthy river. Clean and healthy rivers provide everything from clean drinking water to recreation opportunities to fish and wildlife habitat,” said Stephanee Moore of LoCo Yaks - Lorain County Kayak & Paddle Sports.

American Rivers’ National River Clean-up is a series of nationwide community-based river and stream cleanups. This popular annual event raises public awareness about the need for healthy rivers and is great opportunity for civic engagement. LoCo Yaks will be participating along with tens of thousands of volunteers taking part in hundreds of cleanups across the country to remove trash from local waterways. Learn more about National River Cleanup at www.AmericanRivers.org/Cleanup.

“LoCo Yaks are committed to keeping The Black River clean so we can protect and restore it for us – and future generations. Participating in a river clean-up is one way that citizens can do their part for the river we all love,” said Josh Notley of LoCo Yaks.

“Rivers connect us to each other, to nature, and to future generations. It is wonderful to see so many people in Lorain County and across the country taking action to protect and restore their rivers and clean water,” said Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers. “We applaud the work of the LoCo Yaks for the work they do on behalf of the river and the community.”

For more information on river cleanups happening throughout the watershed, around the state or across the country, visit: www.AmericanRivers.org/Cleanup.

The First Annual Black River Clean-Up will be conducted On Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 10:00am till 3:00pm.

Volunteers will meet at the The Lorain Black River Warf Boat Launch at E. 14th and Broadway Ave. in Lorain, Ohio.

Please visit www.brcu2013.webs.com to register for the event.

Pre-Registration is strongly recommended.

LoCo Yaks are accepting donations to cover the cost of supplies, to include but not limited to: garden gloves, latex gloves, garbage grabbers, safety glasses, & trash bags

Donations are accepted at www.brcu2013.webs.com

Please call LoCo Yaks at 419-239-3779 or email at loco yaks@gmail.com for further information.

LoCo Yaks is a Lorain County Kayak & Paddle Sports Group providing fun, safe & eco-friendly open-water instruction and educational adventures for all ages and abilities while promoting the maintenance and preservation of our natural waterways. We are dedicated to the spirit of paddling and experiencing the quiet beauty of the undisturbed habitats surrounding our hectic everyday lives.

Visit www.brcu2013.webs.com/, www.facebook.com/locoyaks 

American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 100,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide.
Visit www.americanrivers.org, www.facebook.com/americanrivers and www.twitter.com/americanrivers.
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