Rozalia Project Cleanup & Trash Bash September 17, 2011 ~ Rain or Shine

Join the Rozalia Project, LCC and other lake friends in a lakeside cleanup as part of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). The ICC is the world's largest effort for ocean (and lake) health with millions of volunteers from over 150 countries cleaning their lakes, rivers, bays and oceans. Registration begins at Burlington’s Community Sailing Center (CSC) at 12:30 PM Saturday, September 17, followed by a waterfront cleanup from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, capped off by a Trash Bash from 3:00 PM–4:00 PM featuring food and give-aways. Hand in your trash and data cards, try your luck at some great prizes, and check out the slide show presentation by Rachael Miller of Rozalia Project documenting their summer adventures picking up marine debris, freeing entangled creatures and working for clean water. 

Spring and summer floods have deposited huge amounts of debris into Lake Champlain. Join in on 9/17 to help clear debris from the lake, contribute to important data gathering, and help keep our beautiful lake safe for people and creatures. All ages are welcome. Trash bags and data cards will be provided, but please bring your own work gloves and wear gear appropriate for a spirited cleanup effort. 

Free and open to the lake-loving public. Clean along the waterfront or from the water via kayaks or stand up paddleboards. You can even plan a cleanup at your favorite beach or waterway. Pre-registration is helpful to ensure there are enough bags and food. Click 'Attending' on the Rozalia Project Facebook event page, email: rachael@ or call 802-578-6120. If you would like data cards for a cleanup at a location other than in Burlington, please email Rachael Miller at the email above. While the cleanup is the focus, collecting and contributing data for our part of the world is also an important part of this event.