Leaders in Marine Debris Prevention & Education
Recipients of the
2016 American Rivers National River Heroes Award - Most Trash Collected
2015 Keep Ohio Beautiful Award
2014 Lorain County Beautiful Award.
We are a 501(c)3 Organization. Click the Donate button to make a tax deductible donation to the LoCo 'Yaks & the BRCU.
Up Next: Reel Paddling Film Festival
Rapid Media's Reel Paddling Film Festival will be hosted locally by the
LoCo 'Yaks & The Backpackers Shop; sponsored by the Lorain Elks Lodge and the Ohio Environmental Council.
We will be offering two viewings, featuring various short films (different at each event), for your convenience...
Thursday, February 9th, 2017, 6:30pm at the Lorain Elks Lodge - 203 W. 6th Street, Lorain. Food and drink available: a limited menu will be offered from Smash -- World's Greatest Food Truck, and the Elk's bar will be open as usual. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by the LoCo 'Yaks.
We recommend arriving early to get a good seat and make sure you have food & drinks before we start.
Tickets for each show are $13 in advance & $16 at the door.
CLICK HERE to buy tickets online (PayPal fees apply)
~OR~ to pay with ca$h or check --
visit The Backpackers Shop (available soon),
contact a LoCo 'Yaks Board Member,
or mail a check directly to the 'Yaks @ 331 Missouri Ave., Lorain OH 44052 (be sure to include email & phone number with mailed checks).
All proceeds for this event will go to the newly established
LoCo 'Yaks Scholarship Fund.
SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday / Sunday May 6 & 7 9am - 2pm
Lunch to Follow
Black River Clean-Up 2016 Results:
+ 20,330 Lbs. Trash
+ 3,485 Lbs. Scrap Metal
+ 115 (12,941 lbs.) Tires
= 18.38 TONS debris
removed & repurposed
+ 3.87 Tons trash
+ 1800#s Scrap Metal
+ 105 Tires
= 6.5 TONS debris removed
+ 19.29 Tons trash
+ 660#s Scrap Metal
+ 125 Tires
= 21.995 TONS debris removed
+ 13.75 Tons trash
+ 1090#s Scrap Metal
+ 546 Tires
= 25.42 TONS debris removed