Clean Up The Lake. 

Clean Up Our Community.

Join The Wet Initiative for the PLX Lake Clean Up to Make Portage Lakes A Cleaner, Better, Wetter Place To Hang Out

Here’s What’s Going Down

July 18, 2021

Registration begins at 11AM - 1PM. Teams launch every 15 minutes.

Portage Lakes, Ohio


After Party begins at 4pm.

Join our competition to clean up trash & win prizes.

LET"S DO THIS

Have a Lake Day For A Better Lake & Win Awesome Prizes.

The Portage Lakes aren’t just bodies of water.
They’re where we boat, fish, swim, hang out, & just generally have a blast out of life... & for some, it’s a place we call home. 

But with all that activity, it’s easy for our waterways to be overrun with trash, motor oil, & other wastes...which can really wreck the lake day vibes.

And if we don’t clean up our community...who will?

Whether you have your own boat to come out and help or want to reserve a FREE kayak or Paddle Board, Lake Lovers United: PLX Lake Clean Up, sponsored by The WET Initiative, gives you the chance to have an amazing time kayaking (or boating), getting wet, & making a difference for the PLX community.

Plus: 1000's of Dollars in Prizes for the people who pick up the most trash!

Let’s clean up the lake so we can all have more fun!

Sign Me Up!

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

FREE REGISTRATION FOR KAYAK/PADDLE BOARD

Don't own a kayak or paddle board? We got you covered! Just click on the button below to register so we can reserve your kayak/paddle board.

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*All Kayaks and Paddle Boards are reserved for the event. If you have your own Kayak or Paddeboard, please Choose "I WANT TO BRING MY OWN BOAT or KAYAK" 

I WANT TO BRING MY OWN BOAT

Want to bring your own boat? That's great! Now, all you need to do is register to be part of the PLX Clean UP!

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I WANT TO BRING MY OWN BOAT

You can always show your support by buying our 'Lake Lovers United' shirt! A part of the proceeds will be donated to the cause.

SUPPORT US

Don't Own A Kayak or Paddle Board?

We got you covered! Dusty's Landing II, Killin' It Kayaks, and Western Reservoir Rentals are partnering with us to offer you FREE KAYAK AND PADDLE BOARD rentals. Register and reserve yours now.

Killin It' Kayaks

Reserve your kayak or paddle board now. LAUNCH LOCATION: Old State Park

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Dusty's Landing II

Reserve your kayak or paddle board now. LAUNCH LOCATION: Dusty's Landing II

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West Reservoir Rentals

Reserve your kayak at West Reservoir Rentals LAUNCH LOCATION: Picks on Portage Lakes

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Why Clean Up The Lake?

Did You Know…

60% of water pollution comes not from industrial sources, but from leaking oil, fertilizers, & pet wastes from households like yours.

180M

Americans spill 180 million gallons of oil into our waters each year—16 times the amount spilled by the Exxon-Valdez.

Our sewers & storm systems are separate. That means that whatever goes into storm drains flows directly into the environment untreated.

1 Pint

1 pint of oil can produce a slick larger than a football field.

Our community deserves better…& as the best lakers, we’re just the people to do it!

LET'S GET AFTER IT!

OUR SPONSORS

DIVE TO THRIVE

Join the LAKE LOVERS UNITED: PLX LAKE CLEANUP diving competition and WIN PRIZES to pick up sunken litter at the bottom of Portage Lakes.

YEAH, I'M IN!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the WET Initiative & what’s it all about?

The WET Initiative is a non-profit aiming to promote sustainability by providing safe clean water in & around lakes that are often used for recreation. Events like Lake Lovers United: PLX Lake Clean Up are part of our mission to create healthier waterways free from oil pollution, litter, storm drains, & various other pollutants.

We want to empower lakers to take ownership of their community so they can have even more fun getting wet.

Where are we meeting and how do I register?

The event will be held in the Portage Lakes, Ohio. If you are receiving a free kayak, you will be meeting at your designated launch location and will register there. If you are using your own watercraft, refer to the list of registration locations and start there!

I’m ready to clean up the lakes! Where do I sign up?

Click one of the options on this page to sign up & tell us how you will be helping!

When is this event?

The event will be held on Sunday July 18th, 2021. Mark your calendar now!

When are we meeting?

Registration & Launching will begin at 11 a.m. that morning and continue until 1 p.m.

How long will the event last?

The event will last until 4 p.m. where the party will continue at one of the local establishments (to be announced soon!)

Can I pick up trash by myself or work with a team?

You can participate by yourself or with a team. The important thing is to clean up the lakes and have some fun!

What are the prizes?

We will let you know! HOWEVER, they’re going to be BIG!

Does it cost anything to enter?

Participating is completely free, and so is a kayak if you sign up in time… but we also HIGHLY recommended purchasing a PLX Clean Up Kit after you sign up. It contains everything you need to clean up the lake, plus some other surprises we’ve thrown in.

Ready to get started & win prizes? 

YEAH, SIGN ME UP!