Lake Erie: Love It, Don't Trash It

Picking up litter is safe and fun with basic PPE, a smart phone and the Litterati app!

This February help the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District "Love Lake Erie" by picking up litter with us! If we each pick up a few pieces we will easily surpass our challenge goal to remove at least 500 pieces of litter from the county watersheds.

American Rivers sponsors all of our cleanups and they have introduced us to an App called Litterati. If you have a smartphone and you hate litter, we would love for you to join our Litterati challenge to pick up and track litter.

Litterati started as one person taking a photo of a cigarette butt and sharing it to his Instagram account, now it is a worldwide community picking up and tracking litter to help influence local and government policy, persuade corporations to use eco-friendly packaging, and inspire other individuals to take greater personal responsibility for the planet we all call home.

Register on our website to get cleanup and app details. Visit and scroll to Feb. 14, 2021.

Not able to pick up litter but you want to help? Let us know about litter hot spots! If you see an area of your neighborhood that needs a cleanup, let us know by sending an email to

You can also let us know about your efforts on social media by sharing photos and the hashtags #CuyahogaConserves #LakeErieStartsHere #LakeErieLoveItDontTrashIt.

Remember that litter does not disappear. Wind and water move it from where it is dropped, and it makes its way into our storm drains, creeks, streams, lakes, and eventually the oceans. Help us stop this waste and keep our drinking water supply from Lake Erie clean!

Elizabeth Hiser

Elizabeth Hiser, Watershed Program Manager, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 10:14 AM, 02.02.2021