Welcome To BRCU'14!

2014 had 280-ish volunteers 

Taking Back The Black.

Families, friends, youth groups & strangers, 

even a displaced city resident,

joined forces and worked together. 

Along with very generous donations, 

including a backhoe & bobcat, they managed to gather ...


19.29 Tons trash

 + 660#s Scrap Metal


+ 125 Tires 

+ one 7.5' heavy equip. tire

for a Grand Total of:


21.995 TONS debris removed.

All in  less than 10 hours over 2 days.

AmaZinG what happens when great people come together for great things!

We are unstoppable!! 

....... for anyone keeping track -- 

that's almost 30 TONS in 2 years.

Thank you to everyone who helped in even the smallest way - every penny, pair of gloves or trash bag adds up and helps! 

We appreciate all of you!!!

Can't join us, but want to help?


BRCU'14 is brought to you by LoCo 'Yaks, in coordination with these generous sponsors:

Lorain Port Authority

City of Lorain

Leinenkugel's Canoes For A Cause

American Canoe Association


Backpackers Shop

Jackalope Lakeside

Firestone/Bridgestone Corporation

Great Lakes Kayaking

West River Paddlesports

Lorain County

Metro Parks

Chemtron Corp.

Lorain Growth

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Lorain County Board of Commissioners


Sierra Club

VASU Communications

Coldwater Consulting

Follow the Fish