Lord Baltimore Lions ‘Adopt a Beach’


Lions pose with a bag of items collected from the LBLC Beach Clean-up of a portion of Bethany Beach. Pictured left to right, Lions Steve Straneva, Jack Bauer, Karl Gude, Pat Monahan and Paul Hammond.

Coastal Point • Submitted

Earlier this spring, Lion Steve Straneva, Environmental Committee chair for the Lord Baltimore Lions Club, announced at a meeting that he hoped the club would be able to expand environmental service projects in the club’s service region. In May, Lord Baltimore Lions Club embers learned that there would be an opportunity to be responsible to help clean and environmentally protect a small section of Bethany Beach.

The “Adopt a Beach” project was introduced to members, and recently Lions Jack Bauer, Karl Gude, Paul Hammond, John Monahan, Pat Monahan and Steve Straneva met at Bethany Beach for the purpose of cleaning the beach of litter and other identifiable items that hinder the environmental health of the beach.

The team worked at our designated section of beach for two hours and collected bottle caps, wrappers, plastic bottles and many other items that they identified and cataloged in a report to DNREC.

According to Straneva, the plan will be for a team of Lord Baltimore Lions to go out on the beach periodically and to clean the area several times this summer.

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club service area includes Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Millville, Frankford, Clarkesville and Dagsboro. Club members meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Mac’s Catering in Millville. Adult men or women interested in serving the community who would like more information about the Lord Baltimore Lions Club can contact Lion Secretary Janet at (302) 537-5175 or visit lordbaltimorelionsclub.com.