Families invited to learn about pollution with fun, hands-on activities

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant received by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and their collaborating partners is designed to educate families and teachers about water quality issues and to demonstrate how individual actions can impact the watershed. 

The project is also designed to improve recreational water quality by identifying potential pollution sources within the Porter Creek Watershed. The book "All the Way to the Ocean" by Joel Harper is an uplifting story about the cause and effect relationship between our cities’ storm drains and the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers. 

Join us for our All the Way to the Ocean Fun Fest on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Educator’s Market & Toy located at 25923 Detroit Rd., in Westlake. This event will engage families in water-related, innovative activities and lessons that are aligned to Ohio’s Science Standards. We will have crafts, hands-on lessons, and light refreshments. We will also have three readings of "All the Way to the Ocean" at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The GLRI project runs from April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2013. If you would like more information on the project visit: greatlakesrestoration.us, under “A Holistic Watershed Approach to Health at Huntington Beach” or direct questions to Suzanne Krippel at skrippel@ccbh.net or 216-201-2001, ext. 1242.

We would like to thank the following generous partners for their help on this GLRI project: Educator’s Market & Toy, Cleveland Metroparks, Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District, the University of Toledo, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, and the cities of Bay Village and Westlake.

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Volume 3, Issue 24, Posted 3:27 PM, 11.29.2011