Beach Clean Up Project

Help us keep our beaches clean & our Great Lake great!

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s Splash Fund is once again organizing volunteers for the Adopt-a-Beach cleanup program presented by Alliance for the Great Lakes. Donate two hours to helping remove trash and debris from the Lake Erie shoreline.

The community is invited to help pick up at Edgewater Beach on the dates and times below. Volunteers who participate in the removal of trash from Edgewater Park Beach on any of the Splash Fund dates listed above receive one (1) free Aquarium admission in appreciation of their time.


Splash Fund Edgewater Adopt-A-Beach Dates
Saturday, May 12, 10am – noon
Sunday, June 3, 10am – noon
Saturday, July 14, 9:45am – noon with Terrestrial Brewing Company*
Sunday, August 5, 10am – noon with Drink Local. Drink Tap.

*NOTE: On July 14, we’ll meet at 9:45am at Terrestrial Brewing Company (Battery Park – 7524 Father Frascati, Cleveland, OH 44102) and head to the beach together. Following the event, participants are invited to grab a pint of “I Love It When I Save the Turtles Porter” ($1 from each pint sold benefits efforts to boost the number of spotted turtles in Northeast Ohio) and/or a bite to eat from the onsite foodtruck.


How to Register:

To register for our beach cleanups, please visit greatlakesadopt.org. You can find the Aquarium hosted cleanups by searching the date of the event, the location (Lakefront Reservation – Edgewater), or both. Then click on the event and follow the steps to register. Registration is important because it gives us an idea of how many people to expect and also provides contact information so that we can keep everyone up to date on details and if there are any changes (i.e. the weather does not cooperate).