The Bay Village Waterways Clean-up Day sponsored by The Bay Village Foundation, Bay High Project Earth Club, Bay Village Green Team and the Scouts will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017. All are welcome to meet at the Bay Middle School cafeteria to sign in by 11:00 AM. Volunteers of all ages will go out in groups to clean up the Bay waterways and surrounding areas. Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian or bring a signed permission slip. Students, parents, scouts and other groups looking for service projects are welcome to participate.
The city will provide trash bags and gloves for use in picking up debris along Cahoon Creek, Columbia Park, Bay Boat Club and other areas of the Lake Erie waterfront. Participants are asked to wear boots and clothes they don’t mind getting muddy or wet. The group will finish up back at the Middle School at 1:00 PM, where lunch will be provided by The Bay Village Foundation. Afterwards, city workers will pick up the debris at the Middle School. Clean up Day and the trash pick up will take place rain or shine.
Community Clean-up Day, chaired by Bay Village Foundation trustee, Mike Romanchek and Bay Village Foundation student trustees, Maggie Williams, Maddie Edgerly, Everest McKenna and Chris Eifert will plan and deliver the lunch for the hungry crowd, funded by The Bay Village Foundation. Afterwards, city workers will pick up the bagged debris at the Middle School.
The Bay Village Foundation began the Clean-up Day program in 2006 with the help of the Bay City Services Department and with the support of then Mayor Deborah Sutherland. Foundation trustees, families, Bay students and Boy Scout troops joined the initial effort. Shortly thereafter, Mayor Sutherland founded the Bay Village Green Team and the members of that group have participated every year since.
Since The Bay Village Foundation began this activity in 2006, Bay Waterway Clean-up Day has blossomed into a well-organized, twice-yearly project headed by Project Earth Club of Bay High School now under the direction of Joe Cheney, Bay High teacher and leader of the club.
The Bay Village Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that supports projects and programs fostering Bay Village’s historical, cultural, social and educational heritage through its scholarship and grant-making activities. Tax deductible donations may be made by mail to The Bay Village Foundation P.O. Box 40122 or on the Foundation’s website, thebayvillagefoundation.org.