9-10:30 a.m.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Lakeside Chautauqua Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo
Lakeside Chautauqua is taking a stand to protect the health of Lake Erie and participating in an international event to raise awareness about the health of the Great Lakes. 
In collaboration with the Lake Erie Foundation, Lakeside Chautauqua will participate in the "All Hands on Deck" event at 9 a.m. Monday, July 3 at the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo.
" All Hands on Deck" is a day where people all along the shore of the Great Lakes will be linking hands to raise awareness of the need to protect the lakes. Events will be held in all six Great Lakes states and Canada.
Lakeside wants to assemble more than 1,000 people along Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile. All generations are invited to participate and are encouraged to wear blue or green shirts.

The event will begin at the gazebo with a presentation about what you can do to save our Great Lakes, and then individuals will hold hands along the entire shoreline. Boaters are encouraged to participate by also lining their boats along the shoreline.

The Lake Erie Foundation is a new non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining and protecting the waters of Lake Erie. Lakeside has been selected as the official home of the foundation, which is a separate non-profit from Lakeside. We look forward to the opportunity to work closely with them to protect Lake Erie.
This gathering on July 3 is a non-partisan, all- volunteer event to symbolically unite communities and raise further awareness of the threats affecting the Great Lakes.  
In addition to the " All Hands on Deck " event, Lakeside is providing several other opportunities for you to learn about lake advocacy and get involved:
  • Write your representatives in Congress to let them know what you think.
  • Attend Dan Egan's free lecture, "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes," at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12 in Hoover Auditorium. Egan is a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who will deliver an eye-opening portrait of our nation's greatest natural resource, the Great Lakes, as they face ecological calamity.
  • Visit the Lake Erie Stewardship page on Lakeside's website for updates and upcoming activities.
I hope to see each of you on the shoreline on Monday, July 3! 

Kevin Sibbring
Lakeside Chautauqua