Sun, Aug 18|
Urban Roots - Clean Up
Come join in on making our community cleaner & greener by cleaning up Emerald Beach!
Time & Location
Aug 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Emerald Beach, 329 Erie St, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA
Info & Checklist
As a community let’s take action & have conversations on how to reduce plastic pollution ending up in & washing ashore Lake Erie. In the age of the Anthropocene, humans have had a negative impact on our fresh water and oceanic ecosystems. While
plastic pollution is primarily due to Industry, we need to band together to purchase fewer plastic commodities. Consumers need to demand change from Corporations, only together can we can create positive change. Now is time to reverse the
negative impacts that we’ve had on the health of our planet & humankind.
- Alexis Oltmer (Artist & Founder)
#PlasticFreeBuffalo is the community action segment of an
environmental art project 2 years in the making
For Future Generations
Emerald Beach, 329 Erie St,
Buffalo, NY 14202, USA
There is ample parking at the marina, you will pass by the Erie Basin Marina check point, a friendly hello is always greeted with a smile. Park near the
observation deck, this area is closest to the beach and is open to public parking and
Meet up point
The Clean Up lead [Alexis Oltmer] will be at the entry of the beach wearing a bright blue baseball cap
Rain or Shine we will be at the beach cleaning up plastic
pollution. T-Storms will postpone and or cancel the clean up.
Cleanup Check list
•Cleanup participants must sign a waiver & Liability release provided by The Alliance of the Great Lakes before cleaning.
•Dress Warm - it tends to be a bit breezy @ the beach
•Wear closed toe shoes suitable for hiking - it can be slick
•Bring Gardening gloves if you have them
•Nitrile Gloves will be supplied due to the opioid epidemic – safety first
•Bring a refillable water bottle – eco activism is known to cause thirst
•If possible, carpool with a friend, take city transport, or bike
•Hand Sanitizer & Bags will be supplied