By Alexis Threatt, Ohio Sierra Club Fellow
The Headlands Beach State Park is located in Mentor, Ohio. The Mentor Headlands Sand Dunes are an important preserve because it’s one of the last of its kind in Ohio. This Nature Preserve has a community full of special plants and animals that everyone loves to enjoy observing. On July 11th, 2015 the Ohio Sierra Club partnered with the Cleveland Metroparks to host a beach clean-up, which was extremely beneficial to this State Park. Along the beach there were copious amounts of trash that not only hurt our friendly animals and plants, but Lake Erie as well.
After realizing how important this State Park was to everyone, the amazing volunteers that helped on that day decided to make it a monthly event to clean the beach. We want to start promoting cleaner beaches throughout Northeast Ohio, so it’s extremely important that we keep our historical Sand Dunes beautiful. The following beach clean ups are as follows:
- Saturday, September 26, 9am-12pm.
- Sunday, October 25, 11am-2pm.
Sunday, December 6, 11am-2pm.
We would truly appreciate all the help we could get in the future because with our work it will continue to make a difference. Anyone is able to come and we would love to see new faces. If you would like more information on these events feel free to contact Northeast Ohio’s Sierra Club Coordinator Jessica Ferrato at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up by clicking here.