PHASTAR is currently looking for kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders interested in becoming River Ambassadors. If you are experienced in these watersports, want to spend more time doing what you love, and want to help keep our local Northeast Ohio rivers safe, then this is the perfect opportunity.Read More
It seemed there was something going on along every piece of Cleveland’s waterfront this past weekend with:
The Tall Ships Festival Parade of Sail kicking off affairs on Thursday afternoon.
An SUP Yoga session with SUP CLE at Wendy Park.
A birds-eye view of recreational kayaks interacting with the freighter Sam Laud as it transited the lower Cuyahoga River (more on that in a future post).
“There is an allure to being able to swim on a national championship course with the USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals just one month away”. said Mickey Rzymek, owner of North Coast Multisports. “Our goal is to provide an opportunity to get familiar with Lake Erie and the Edgewater Beach venue and to highlight the strength of the local multisport community in Northeast Ohio.”Read More
Greater Cleveland public radio (90.3 WCPN Ideastream) listeners and Great Lakes Today’s audience have heard journalist Elizabeth Miller’s reports on all things Great Lakes environment for the last three years. Elizabeth recently accepted a position in Portland to cover the education beat for Oregon Public Broadcasting.Read More
Last night's cruise on the Goodtime III reminded us of the old line about a busman's holiday: A holiday in which you spend most of your time doing the same or something very similar to your normal work. Ostensibly we were guests of the Goodtime III's 60th Anniversary Cruise along Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River.Read More
But the Lake Erie PR pulse from last week's Browns announcement made us realize Lake Erie's ongoing challenges with algae blooms has tainted the public mindset to a point where a spoiled Lake Erie has finally eclipsed the Cuyahoga River as shorthand for out-of-towners to kick Cleveland in the shinsRead More
Usually we prefer to stay in the background when we're covering one of Cleveland's waterfront stories but during Sunday's third annual Santa Paddle, we found ourselves right in the middle of a Cleveland version of "The Old Man and the Sea"
Thanksgiving provides a wonderful time for family and friends to gather and celebrate a modern "harvest" together. It's also a time that allows people the opportunity to consider the many things we have to be thankful for. In that spirit, we wanted to reflect on the many things (in no particular order) we're thankful for with regards to Cleveland's waterfront.Read More
Imagine taking a year off from your job, cashing in a large chunk of your 401K, saying goodbye to your family, and setting off on a journey to achieve one goal but also to show people with chronic illness how to triumph over adversity. Traci Lynn Martin is doing just that in her quest to become the first person to circumnavigate all five Great LakesRead More
The day before the 4th of July we were treated to the sight of 45 engaged citizens at Cleveland Metroparks Wendy Park participating in All Hands on Deck, a first-time, pop-up event where over 2,000 people from 70 communities in 6 states and Ontario linked hands and boats along the Great Lakes shores to raise awareness of the need to protect the LakesRead More
As we scanned the river we noticed how it was quickly becoming an aquatic version of rush-hour - and then in the midst of the maelstrom we noticed a single stand-up paddleboarder powering his way into the procession.Read More
Last night's opener of the 15th Annual Burning River Fest sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company and the Burning River Foundation saw big crowds enjoying a beautiful evening on the edge of the Cuyahoga River and Lake ErieRead More