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!"

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 

 

"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/

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.

 

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

 

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/

 

 

 

 

IngenuityFest
Oct
2
Oct 4

IngenuityFest

The 11th annual IngenuityFest, Cleveland's yearly mash-up of arts, science and technology, takes place at Northcoast Harbor and Voinovich Park October 2-4. Event details at http://ingenuitycleveland.com/

9th Annual Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival
Sep
19
8:00 am08:00

9th Annual Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival

  • 1153 Main Ave Cleve, OH, 44113 United States

Festival celebrating dragon boat history and its connection with Asian culture. 500 meter races on the Cuyahoga River adjacent to the Nautica Entertainment Complex on the west bank of the Flats. Event details here: http://www.cledba.org/ 

Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Gathering Place. Check out the Sun News story on how cancer survivors are using Dragon Boating to help with their recovery http://www.cleveland.com/beachwood/index.ssf/2015/09/dragon_boat_racing.html

7th Annual Great Lake Erie Boat Float at Edgewater Beach
Sep
12
10:00 am10:00

7th Annual Great Lake Erie Boat Float at Edgewater Beach

  • OH-2 Cleve, OH, 44102 United States

Part design competition, part boat race, the Great Lake Erie Boat Float raises awareness about the impacts of plastics on the environment, in particular oceans, lakes and streams. Event info here: http://www.lakeerieboatfloat.org/

Following the boat Float trophy ceremony join Drink Local. Drink Tap. for an Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-A-Beach clean-up.

 

Great Lakes Burning River Fest
Aug
28
Aug 29

Great Lakes Burning River Fest

  • 1000 Cuyahoga River Rd Cleve, OH, 44113 United States

Burning River Fest's yearly bash for guests to discover and celebrate Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with live music, fresh food from local farms and eateries, chef demos, and plenty of Great Lakes Brewing Company beer. Ticket details here: https://burningriverfest.org/

Proceeds benefit the Burning River Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides resources for the sustainable future of our waterways, which has donated almost $400,000 to date.

Western Reserve Rowing Association Summer Rowing League Championship Regatta
Aug
22
8:00 am08:00

Western Reserve Rowing Association Summer Rowing League Championship Regatta

  • 1785 Merwin Ave Cleve, OH, 44113 United States

Western Reserve Rowing Association's season ending championship regatta for Summer Rowing League is Saturday, August 22nd, from 8 am - 3pm at Cleveland Rowing Foundation. After you've checked out the fun you can wander over to Cleveland Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf for a bite and a drink on the Cuyahoga River. Event details are at http://www.westernreserverowing.com/news/final-srl-regatta/ 

2nd Annual Whiskey Island Stand Up Paddleboard Race & Festival
Aug
22
8:00 am08:00

2nd Annual Whiskey Island Stand Up Paddleboard Race & Festival

  • 2800 Whiskey Is Cleve, OH, 44102 United States

Get your paddleboard on as Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf and Cleveland Metroparks team up to host the 2nd Annual Whiskey Island Stand Up Paddleboard Race & Festival. After racing concludes the festival will have demos, fun races, music & door prizes. Event info is at http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/EventsProgramsCalendar/Whiskey-Island-Stand-Up-Paddleboard-Race-Festival--6413.aspx