Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Clean up its act (At Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve)

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' cash-strapped Division of Natural Areas and Preserves is looking to volunteers to do what its ever-shrinking staff cannot do.

And that is, clean up the 16-acre state nature preserve, which is located at the far east end of Headlands Beach State Park in Painesville Township.

The agency is hosting an "Adopt-A-Beach Kickoff" get-together beginning at 1 p.m., April 25.

Its purpose is to help clean up the litter from the impressive dunes and beach area.

This activity will be preceded by a short program.

Gloves and plastic bags will be provided though participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather.

Headlands Dune State Nature Preserve protects one of the last and best beach dune communities in Ohio and is a popular spring and fall birding site.

For further information about this project, call 440-632-3010.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn

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