In the Watershed with Ryan Schnurr at Happy Dog Euclid Tavern
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

In the Watershed with Ryan Schnurr at Happy Dog Euclid Tavern

Join Belt Publishing at Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern for a books and beers talk by the author Ryan Schnurr, whose new book "In The Watershed" takes readers on a journey down the Maumee River. The Maumee River Basin is the largest watershed in the Great Lakes region, collecting runoff from more than 6,600 square miles in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan and depositing it in Lake Erie- though as the lake’s largest tributary the river’s influence is not entirely positive.

Part cultural history, part nature writing, part personal narrative, "In the Watershed" is a lyrical work of nonfiction in the vein of John McPhee and Ian Frazier with a timely and important ecological warning at the core: “What is happening in Lake Erie is a disaster by nearly any measure— ecologically, economically, socially, culturally.” 
Family friendly. Free admission. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/151359618805489/

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Creatures in the Forest 5K Run and 1 Mile Trot for Treats
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Creatures in the Forest 5K Run and 1 Mile Trot for Treats

Creatures in the Forest 5K Trail Run is a partial off-trail run through the West Creek Reservation. You will race through a variety of terrain to help raise funds and awareness of West Creek Conservancy’s effort in creating a Greener Greater Cleveland. There will also be an optional 1-mile walk and a trot for treats 1-mile walk for kids 12 and under. After the run, everyone is invited back to the pavilion for food, beer, music, and awards.

Keystone Pavilion @ West Creek Reservation - 2277 W. Ridgewood Dr.; Parma, OH 44134

http://westcreek.org/creatures-in-the-forest-5k-run/?doing_wp_cron=1506026035.1133029460906982421875

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Lakefront Ride & Learn
Oct
21
9:30 AM09:30

Lakefront Ride & Learn

Join the Green Ribbon Coalition and their Erie Shore Activists for a scenic and informational 8-mile bike ride along the Cleveland Lakefront. Learn about current and proposed lakefront projects while cycling along the beautiful Cleveland Lakefront. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lakefront-ride-learn-tickets-38083142705

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CLEVELAND RALLY TO CELEBRATE THE HEALTH OF THE CUYAHOGA RIVER,  PRESENT DANGERS TO LAKE ERIE,  AND THE 45th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT
Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

CLEVELAND RALLY TO CELEBRATE THE HEALTH OF THE CUYAHOGA RIVER, PRESENT DANGERS TO LAKE ERIE, AND THE 45th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT

The Clean Water Act’s 45th Anniversary - Threats to the health and future of the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie

Local Campaign to SAVE THE U.S. EPA from Proposed, Extreme Budget Cuts

WHO: Mike Mikulka, AFGE Local 704 President

Kerry McCormack, Cleveland City Councilman (Ward 3)

Jane Goodman, Executive Director, Cuyahoga River Restoration

Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland

Harriet Applegate, Executive Secretary of the North Shore Federation of Labor

Matt Zone, Cleveland City Councilman (Ward 15) and President National League of Cities 

Kirk Lang, The Cleveland Rowing Foundation 

Remarks will be delivered by congressional staff members, respectively, for:

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, from Ohio's 9th Congressional District

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge’s District Director, from Ohio's 11th Congressional District

WHEREMerwin's Wharf, 1785 Merwin Ave, Cleveland.  Located on the Cuyahoga River.

WHEN: Noon until 1:00 PM, October 18, 2017

WHAT: The Clean Water Act’s 45th Anniversary - Threats to the health and future of the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie

President Trump’s proposed federal budget for 2018 drastically reduces (or “aims to eliminate”) funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In response, the National Council of EPA Locals #238, of the American Federation of Government Employees, has launched "Save the U.S. EPA,” a grassroots campaign designed to make the public, the media, and our legislators aware of the EPA’s public health mission and the potentially drastic impacts of these cuts.

President Trump’s proposed federal budget for 2018 drastically reduces (or “aims to eliminate”) funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In response, the National Council of EPA Locals #238, of the American Federation of Government Employees, has launched "Save the U.S. EPA,” a grassroots campaign designed to make the public, the media, and our legislators aware of the EPA’s public health mission and the potentially drastic impacts of these cuts.

Please visit the Save the U.S. EPA campaign website here. https://savetheusepa.org/ and see how much the work of the public servants at EPA, whose professional services protect our health and environment, matters to our future.

 

CONTACT: Martha Kiley, Caplan Communications, 631-988-7196, martha@caplancommunications.com

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TIGER Grant Trail Project Open House
Oct
16
4:30 PM16:30

TIGER Grant Trail Project Open House

Join Cleveland Metroparks at an Open House to learn more about five trail projects currently under design in the city of Cleveland that were awarded Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funds. 

Information will be presented on the Whiskey Island Connector, Wendy Park Bridge, Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway Connector, Canal Basin Park Connector, and Red Line Greenway.

https://www.facebook.com/events/234692957054807/

Steve Litt article on TIGER Grants and waterfront trails. http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2016/08/big_brilliant_ideas_that_led_t.html

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Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta
Sep
16
8:00 AM08:00

Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta

The Cleveland Rowing Foundation will host a major regatta, the Head of the Cuyahoga (HOTC), on Saturday September 16, 2017.  The Cuyahoga River provides a unique opportunity for rowers to navigate challenging turns over a 4800 meter course that starts near ArcelorMittal and finishes near Merwin's Wharf. The HOTC attracts over 2,000 competitors from 11 states in high school, collegiate and adult divisions in both sweep and sculling events. A spectator village will be located on the Cleveland Rowing Foundation grounds.

http://www.clevelandrows.org/head-of-the-cuyahoga-regatta/

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Project Icebreaker (Lake Erie Wind Farm) Informational Meeting
Sep
6
4:00 PM16:00

Project Icebreaker (Lake Erie Wind Farm) Informational Meeting

The Department of Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S Coast Guard are holding an informational Public House on funding Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) to support the development, including design, construction, and commissioning of a wind energy demonstration project called Project Icebreaker, at the Lakewood Park Woman’s Club Pavilion, 14532 Lake Ave, Lakewood, Ohio 44107.

https://www.energy.gov/nepa/ea-2045-lake-erie-energy-development-corporations-project-icebreaker-offshore-wind-advanced

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Run the Red Line 5K
Sep
2
5:30 PM17:30

Run the Red Line 5K

Run the Red Line takes you along the Red Line Greenway, the new ‘developed’ linear park located right along Greater Cleveland RTA's Red Line. The trail race will take you over crushed gravel, along hard packed trails, and through Graffiti Alley. This run is for all abilities and speeds and features an overlook of Cleveland that you have likely never seen before. Spots are limited due to the size of the trail so sign up early! After the run, join the party at Forest City Brewery for awesome beers, games, and more until closing time!

http://rocknhopsrace.com/redline/

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Irishtown Bend Public Meeting - Final Design Concepts
Aug
31
5:30 PM17:30

Irishtown Bend Public Meeting - Final Design Concepts

Ohio City Inc. unveils the final design concepts for Irishtown Bend on Thursday August 31 at 5:30 p.m.! Join them, the City of Cleveland, the Port of Cleveland, CMG Design, Land Studio and Michel Baker International for their presentation. The meeting is at Breen Center for the Performing Arts, St.Ignatius High School, 2008 W 30th St 44113.

http://www.ohiocity.org/event/irishtown-bend-public-meeting

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Canalway Partners Towpath Stomp
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Canalway Partners Towpath Stomp

Lyndall Insurance is proud to sponsor the first-ever Towpath Stomp as Canalway Partners shows off the ever-growing towpath stretching from Sokolowski's to Hart Crane Park near Merwins Wharf.

Come listen to Brent KirbyRachel Brown, and Ray Flanagan while enjoying great food from Sainato Restaurant and Catering and a beverage from Great Lakes Brewing Company

Either show up behind Sokolowski's University Inn at 2 PM to make the walk down the trail to Hart Crane Park, or just show up to Hart Crane Park at 3 for the beginning of the music.

https://www.facebook.com/events/685557844986811/

 

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Ride and Learn: The Future of Riverfront Development
Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

Ride and Learn: The Future of Riverfront Development

How do projects like the Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath, the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail, and Irishtown Bend affect the city's relationship to its waterfront? How should areas like Scranton Peninsula be developed to take advantage of the trail and the towpath to retain current residents and attract new ones?

Join the City Club of Cleveland for a fun, flat ride through the industrial Flats and the Scranton Road Peninsula starting and ending at Merwin's Wharf. After the ride, enjoy snacks, beer, and a panel discussion moderated by Plain Dealer Urban Design & City Planning reporter Steve Litt, on the potential for development along the Cuyahoga River.

https://www.cityclub.org/events/ride-and-learn-the-future-of-riverfront-development

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15th Annual SPARX City Hop
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

15th Annual SPARX City Hop

Downtown Cleveland Alliance's SPARX City Hop celebrates 15 years of connecting people to art in Cleveland neighborhoods! SPARX City Hop guests explore Downtown Cleveland and the surrounding neighborhoods by taking free trolley tours and hopping from artist galleries to studios to live, local music performances. This year's focus on local art and live music will keep you jumping from trolley to trolley throughout the day!

http://www.downtowncleveland.com/events/sparx-city-hop

 

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Veterans Memorial Bridge (AKA Detroit-Superior) Bridge & Subway Tour
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans Memorial Bridge (AKA Detroit-Superior) Bridge & Subway Tour

The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works announces the annual Veterans Memorial Bridge and Subway Station tour, to be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017. This free, self-guided tour will allow visitors to experience the original streetcar station and tracks, as well as unique views of the Cuyahoga River, Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland. Also included in the exhibit are exhibits and films depicting the bridge’s history. 

The main entrance for the Veterans Memorial Bridge and Subway Station tour is at the Department of Public Works Garage, 2433 Superior Viaduct, at the northeast corner of the West 25th Street and Detroit Avenue intersections. Click here for the map: https://goo.gl/maps/btdLtC9gWK82

http://publicworks.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/subway-bridge-tour.aspx

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4th Annual Whiskey Island Paddlefest
Aug
19
7:30 AM07:30

4th Annual Whiskey Island Paddlefest

Cleveland Metroparks, Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf, Ultra Missions, and The Foundry are partnering to offer the 4th Annual Whiskey Island Paddlefest. New this year, we are adding a kayak race to the mix, so grab your stand up paddleboard or kayak and register for the 6-mile elite race (3 laps, 14 & over only), 2-mile challenge (1 lap, 14 & over only), or a short Kid's dynamic course (8 – 13 years). The course is perfect for both beginners and advanced racers. 

https://clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/programs-events/2017/lakefront-reservation/whiskey-island-paddlefest

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Columbus Road Run n' Fun + Yoga
Aug
18
7:15 PM19:15

Columbus Road Run n' Fun + Yoga

Run Wild CLE invites you to join them Friday night from Brick and Barrel Brewing (our post run hydration station) to run the Columbus Rd. hill (starting at the Cuyahoga River) together! As always, the run is free and all inclusive, high fives are mandatory and they insist on you meeting at least two new people during the run and workout!

Debi Darnell will lead those who are interested in about a half hour yoga practice in the field after the run and before our beer to bring it full circle! *Yoga will be a donation based practice but please consider Debi's awesome talents and effort!

https://www.facebook.com/events/252912821894892/

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The Burning River Ramble
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Burning River Ramble

Our first annual Burning River Ramble is a fun, no fee, 4.8 mile running/walking tour of Cleveland's evolving waterfront on the June 22 anniversary of the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire. The route (still in progress) is designed to connect property segments that have either recently changed to a park/paved path or are being considered for such (Irishtown Bend). Our hope for the Ramble's iconic route is to physically connect people to the great things happening along Cleveland's Cuyahoga River.

The Burning River Ramble will start near the Columbus Road Bridge and finish between the Cleveland Foundation Boathouse and Cleveland Metropark's Merwin's Wharf. Ramble participants can then enjoy food/drinks at Merwin's Wharf, Hoopples, Sainato's Pizza/Rivergate Tavern or Brick & Barrel Brewing (the Ramble's official post-Ramble hydration location!). We're pleased to be partnering with Run Wild CLE on the Burning River Ramble and we look forward to seeing you on June 22! Invite your friends as the more the merrier! Here's the Facebook Invite https://www.facebook.com/events/214919659018963/

Due to rising interest in the Ramble we encourage participants to ride RTA, bikes (maybe rent a UH Bikes) or take an Uber in so we can minimize the impact of parking on the neighborhood. Questions? E-mail us at sharetheriver3@gmail.com

Ramble Route Note: Our addition of the north segment of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail adds about a mile to the Ramble route. Ramble participants looking to shorten their effort can simply cut that segment out of their route!

Still on the fence? Here's a POV look at the Burning River Ramble route!

Burning River Ramble Route

A week before the Ramble some friends did a dry run of the route to help us spot potential gaps in our signage/volunteer coverage. By all accounts they had a fun time (even if they got a little wet) and several said "That's a fun course! We had no idea some of this was out here!"

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RiverDay
May
20
8:00 AM08:00

RiverDay

River Day is an opportunity to spend some time along the Cuyahoga and its system of wetlands, tributaries and, of course, Lake Erie, where the river ends.

There will be fun festivities, peaceful paddling, and lots to do along the river, up in its tributaries and along the lakefront. Get to know the river and its watershed up close and personal. Become a steward. Be river-literate. Be a river lover. Go to http://crookedriverday.org/ for more info and an event schedule 

 

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"Gone Paddling" beer talk with Jesse Hieb
Apr
18
5:15 PM17:15

"Gone Paddling" beer talk with Jesse Hieb

You're invited to hear Jesse Hieb tell his inspiring story about how thousands of people came together to revitalize the Wisconsin River. His story is told through the perspective of his solo paddleboarding over 21 days on a freshwater resource that at one time was so polluted you couldn't swim in it.

Since then, Jesse has been working to produce and direct a documentary called Gone Paddling about the revitalization of North America's hardest working river. It's a story of hope for communities around the world fighting to preserve their fresh water resources.

Faceboook event invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/186296078555322/

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Ohio EPA Public Hearing on Cuyahoga River Dredging
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Ohio EPA Public Hearing on Cuyahoga River Dredging

Maintenance dredging in the Cuyahoga River federal navigation channel will be the focus of a March 10, 2016, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks’ Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek, 2277 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma. Event details here: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/News/OnlineNewsRoom/NewsReleases/TabId/6596/ArticleId/911/language/en-US/ohio-epa-seeks-input-on-cleveland-harbor-dredging.aspx

During the March 10 information session, Ohio EPA representatives will present details about the proposed project. During the hearing, which follows the information session, the public can submit comments and questions for the record regarding the application.

 

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Cuyahoga County Waterfronts and Neighborhood Development
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Cuyahoga County Waterfronts and Neighborhood Development

Teaching Cleveland hosts a discussion of Cuyahoga County waterfronts and neighborhood development moderated by Steve Litt, the Plain Dealer's art & architecture critic. Is the county capitalizing on the river and lake as assets? Greater Cleveland's proximity to one of the Great Lakes and to an historic and scenic river should help the county's communities attract residents, strengthen the tax base and engender redevelopment of the urban core. But is that happening?

For additional detail on panelists and registration, go to: http://teachingcleveland.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1184

 

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Cleveland Water Alliance's Ohio Water Innovation Keynote
Nov
10
9:00 PM21:00

Cleveland Water Alliance's Ohio Water Innovation Keynote

Cleveland Water Alliance, NASA Glenn Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institution invite you to attend a keynote address by Dr. Jay Famiglietti, UC Irvine professor and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Water Scientist. Dr. Famiglietti 's keynote will be "Emerging Threats to Regional & Global Water Security".

The keynote is open to the public by RSVP to info@clewa.org

Additional information on Dr. Famiglietti is at http://jayfamiglietti.com/

 

 

 

 

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Focus on the Future Symposium
Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Focus on the Future Symposium

Cuyahoga River Restoration invites you to spend the day imagining the future of the Cuyahoga River, meeting the folks who are restoring and planning for a newly-living river and watershed, hear about the growth in recreational uses and opportunities, and the impact that restoration is having on our region and communities. Event details here: http://cuyahogariver.org/news---events.html

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