by Ohio Sea Grant

A Cleveland Girl Scout earned her Gold Award for a marine debris project in 2017. Ohio Sea Grant Extension Educator Sarah Orlando served as the Girl Scout Gold Award project advisor for Nina Wilkinson from Westlake, Ohio, as Nina organized and led a beach clean-up at Wendy Park in Cleveland and created a sculpture with the debris collected there.

The sculpture is now the focal point of a new marine debris exhibit at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center in Bay Village, Ohio.

“The exhibit is a combination of information about marine debris and what the public and visitors can do to help reduce it,” Orlando said.

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