Please Join Us Sat. May 2
OR
Su. May 3
For BRCU'15!

****SPONSORSHIP SPOTLIGHTS**** DAILY DOUBLE EDITION

FIRESTONE: SPONSORSHIP SPOTLIGHT: Firestone Complete Auto Care (1951 Midway Mall, Elyria, OH or 1400 Center Rd. Avon, OH) The gang at Firestone have not only sponsored and supported our Black River Clean-Up's, they've participated! Yep, that's right, the gang at Firestone has turned UP and cleaned UP with the rest of out beloved citizen/volunteers (heck, the Firestone gang even brought swag for us before: water bottles, bandanas, all sorts of needed, cool stuff!). Then they hauled off the trash tires we collected (there were, like, a REALLY lot of them too) I guess it makes sense, these guys care about the environment...enough so that the have a full on corporate policy statement on the matter:

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we know that everything we do today will affect the generations of tomorrow. So we take great measures to ensure that the way we run our business doesn't harm our communities.

From employing strict recycling policies at our Firestone Complete Auto Care stores and in our service bays, to encouraging environmental stewardship through our partnerships and education programs, we are continually seeking ways to enhance our environment. Through ongoing education programs, our teammates learn to properly handle used tires, oil, batteries, antifreeze, Freon and auto parts for reuse and recycle whenever possible. We even accept used motor oil from Do-It-Yourselfers at no charge.

Thanks Firestone

LORAIN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: These folks are asked and they deliver. Another incredible friend/sponsor/supporter/helper in the efforts to clean up our beautiful Black River. The Lorain County Board of Commissioners, Ted Kalo, Matt Lundy, and Laurie Kokoski are a big part of helping us to keep this project moving onward and upward. There efforts should not go unnoticed (we sure notice!) Thank you Lorain County Board of Commissioners for supporting, caring, and being good stewards of our county and its unmatched, beautiful environment!!!!

Saturday, May 2nd   9am-2pm

@ Black River Wharf Boat Launch

1355 Black River Parkway, Lorain


Come for an hour or stay all day! We'll have almost everything you need - just bring your reusable H2O bottle & wear protective shoes that CAN get dirty :)


...ANNND...


Join us for the AFTER-PARTY at Lakeside Landing!! 


Food provided by Jackalope Lakeside with refreshing Leinenkugel's adult beverages. 


After a hard day of cleaning our beautiful waterfront, pickup your free lunch ticket & enjoy a little relaxation at the beach.


Bring a camp chair or a lawn game or just your sweet self! 


It'll be a beautiful afternoon!!

Sunday, May 3rd   9am-2pm

@ Black River Wharf Boat Launch

1355 Black River Parkway, Lorain


This is Cleanup the Clean-Up day -- moving large, heavy, hard-to-get-to items


Come for an hour or stay all day! We'll have almost everything you need - just bring your reusable H2O bottle & wear protective shoes that CAN get dirty :)


...ANNND...


Join us afterwards for lunch at Jackalope Lakeside!! With refreshing Leinenkugel's adult beverages. 


After a hard day of cleaning our beautiful waterfront, pickup your free lunch ticket and spend some time enjoying the view. 


It'll be a great afternoon!!

2014 had 283 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 28.5 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!!!

Want to help NOW?
Donate HERE!!

We are a tax deductible 501(c)3.

BRCU'15 is brought to you by LoCo 'Yaks, in coordination with these generous sponsors:

Lorain Port Authority

Ohio EPA

City of Lorain

American Canoe Association

AmericanRivers.Org

Jackalope Lakeside

Firestone/Bridgestone Corporation

Great Lakes Kayaking

West River Paddlesports

Chemtron Corp.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Coldwater Consulting

Follow the Fish