Our first speaker was District 7090 Governor Frank Adamson who was on-line to talk about mobilizing the troops for the District’s Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup, https://rotary7090.org/stories/great-lakes-watershed-cleanup
The Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup initiative is an effort that has grown from a District 7090 service project covering a small portion of Lake Ontario and Erie to a multi-district plan to focus Rotarians’ attention to all 5 of the Great Lakes and streams and waterways feeding them.
The Great Lakes Watershed events will be held between Saturday, April 17th, and Saturday, April 24th to coincide with the celebration of Earth Day, which falls on April 22nd.
Clubs from District 7090 (and many other districts) will be involving Club Members, Rotaractor, students, Scouts and many others to clean up the waterways that feed the Great Lakes.
Rotary/Rotaract Objectives:
1.    Improve the aesthetics of the Great Lakes by removing garbage from public areas and roadsides.
2.    Reduce the amount of plastic and litter on our lands and in our waterways.
3.    Remove waste that could potentially be ingested by pets and other wildlife.
4.    Provide an opportunity for public participation in collaborative activities.
5.    Educate the public about the effects of littering, the importance of recycling, and to instill a sense of stewardship.
6.    Collect and report back to organizers cleanup metrics to track the impacts of all the cleanups.