Cuyahoga Safe Paddle Forum
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Cuyahoga Safe Paddle Forum

The Cuyahoga River Safe Paddle Forum is designed to inform kayakers and paddleboarders of the challenges of paddling on a working river and hear from those that work the river what we need to know to coexist safely.

There will be speakers from the Coast Guard, GOODTIME III, Interlake Steamship Company, Nautica Queen Cruise Dining Ship, PHASTAR Corporation, Cleveland Metroparks, and others. We need to be ambassadors for the great Cuyahoga River. This event at Market Garden Brewery’ Harbor Room is free and open to the public.

More info on the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/619063531885467/

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RiverSweep
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

RiverSweep

  • 1852 Columbus Road Cleveland, OH, 44113 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Canalway Partners on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for Riversweep, Northeast Ohio’s clean-up of the Cuyahoga River Corridor! They clean up to bring awareness to areas that will one day become a future trail and/or park. In 2018, 700 volunteers removed over 32,265 tons of trash, including 273  tires and went through 40 gallons of paint to cover up graffiti!

More info at http://canalwaypartners.com/events/riversweep/

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The True Story of CLE’s Burning River at its 50th Anniversary (Music Box)
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

The True Story of CLE’s Burning River at its 50th Anniversary (Music Box)

The Cuyahoga River is famous for its feats of fire. Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak waters down the hype and ignites the discussion of industrial disease. Join us for this special Cleveland Sessions panel as Doug Kusak gets you all fired-up about the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland’s reputation.

More info at http://www.musicboxcle.com/event/doug-kusak/

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Global PechaKucha Night: Waterways
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Global PechaKucha Night: Waterways

As part of the lead up to the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching fire on June 22, 1969, the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways Edition will bring together a group of international and local artists to focus on projects that connect the regenerative efforts for the Cuyahoga to global waterways.

PechaKucha Night Cleveland and LAND studio will host Global PechaKucha Night: Waterways, a groundbreaking event featuring thought leaders and activists from around the globe.

The PechaKucha format is fast-paced and engaging, with each presentation consisting of 20 slides timed to 20 seconds of speaking time per slide. This gives each presenter exactly 6 minutes, 40 seconds to wow the audience and convey their message – no less, no more. This crowd-pleasing format was pioneered in Tokyo in the early 2000s and quickly spread to over 1,000 cities worldwide.

Slated to take place Thursday, June 20 at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Global PechaKucha Night: Waterways will be the 34th PechaKucha Night in Cleveland, and the first to feature nationally and internationally renowned experts in addition to local presenters. Taking place in an open-air amphitheater on the banks of the Cuyahoga almost 50 years to the day of the river’s burning, the event will highlight water issues in an exciting, accessible format appealing to both clean water stakeholders and the public at large.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/2112217032402525/

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Blazing Paddles
Jun
22
8:00 AM08:00

Blazing Paddles

Blazing Paddles is a standup paddleboard race, canoe & kayak celebration held on the Cuyahoga River, a historic body of water that's risen like a phoenix from its ecological low-point in 1969. You'll be on a curvy, 5.7-mile urban course that flows past a unique mix of riverfront sites where iconic pyramids of sand and stone stand in contrast to paved paths and green-spaces. The scenic course with sweeping views of downtown Cleveland will take you under 10 bridges spanning the river before you reach the turnaround point - THE location of the 1952 Cuyahoga River fire, the infamous image that's often used as a visual stand-in for the much smaller June 22, 1969 fire.

More info at http://sharetheriver.com/blazing-paddles/

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Crooked River Conversation on Culture and Immigration
Mar
22
5:30 PM17:30

Crooked River Conversation on Culture and Immigration

Presenters:

John Grabowski, Editor of the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

Joe Valencic, President, National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum

On July 22, 1796, Moses Cleaveland sailed from Lake Erie into the Cuyahoga River and founded a settlement that would bear his name. In the decades that followed others would come by water as migrants or immigrants to Cleveland. The community’s location on the lake at the mouth of the river was its raison’d etre, not only accessible to new arrivals, but a critical catalyst in its economic growth throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Crossings will examine the history of immigration and migration to Greater CLE and consider how geography and natural landscape shaped and continues to shape our growing diversity.

This event is co-sponsored by Ohio Humanities and National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum.

This event is free and open to the public. More info at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crossings-crooked-river-conversation-on-culture-and-immigration

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Words On Fire: A Remembrance of the Cuyahoga River Fire, 1969
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Words On Fire: A Remembrance of the Cuyahoga River Fire, 1969

  • Cleveland State University Student Center Ballroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Lit Cleveland for their third-annual staged reading at the Cleveland Humanities Festival! On the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire, professional actors will perform original work by Cleveland writers addressing the infamous fire, climate change, and other topics related to nature and the environment. The performance, titled: "Words On Fire: A Remembrance of the Cuyahoga River Fire, 1969", will last about one hour, and a reception with the actors and writers will follow. 

Selected contributors include Alberto Montero, Amy Phipps, David J. Adams, David Lee Garrison, DT McCrea, Gail Bellamy, Geoffrey Landis, Jeremy Mark Ritch, Jill Sell, Josh Davis, Lee Chilcote, Maria Wolfe, Marsha McGregor, Mary Turzillo, Melissa Warren, Meredith Holmes, Theresa Gottl Brightman, Toni K. Thayer, and Vince Robinson.  

More info at http://www.litcleveland.org/events.html

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Western Reserve Rowing Association Summer Rowing League Meet & Greet
Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Western Reserve Rowing Association Summer Rowing League Meet & Greet

Western Reserve Rowing Association’s 2019 Meet & Greet will be held Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. upstairs at the Flat Iron Cafe (1114 Center Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113).

Whether you’re interested in trying rowing for the first time or getting back into rowing after some time away, this is a great opportunity to get information, ask questions, and to mingle with current rowers and coaches. If you’ve always thought about what it would like to row on the Cuyahoga River, is there a better summer to do it than the one that’s also the 50th anniversary of the 1969 fire?

Food, drinks and some lively entertainment will be provided. Bring friends, family, co-workers, etc. The more the merrier!

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Crooked Chronicles: Century of River Clean Up in Cuyahoga Valley
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Crooked Chronicles: Century of River Clean Up in Cuyahoga Valley

How was the Cuyahoga River transformed from a health hazard to the centerpiece of a national park? A panel of experts piece together the 100-year story within Cuyahoga Valley using historic photos, archival documents, and personal memories. Come join the discussion. Hosted by Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and League of Women Voters of the Akron Area. Moderated by the League of Women Voters Akron Area. Supported by West Creek Conservancy, Xtinguish Celebration, Ohio Humanities and Cleveland Humanities Festival.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/294881131373865/

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A Burning Issue: The Cuyahoga River Fire and Environmental Change
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

A Burning Issue: The Cuyahoga River Fire and Environmental Change

An upcoming program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will examine how the infamous Cuyahoga River fire of 1969 ignited an environmental revolution across the United States.

The topic is the focus of the latest “Learning for Life” lecture series program, taking place Thursday, Feb. 28, at Corporate College® West.

The discussion will be led by David A. Bernatowicz, an associate professor of history at Tri-C. Bernatowicz frequently speaks on Cleveland’s industrial heritage — a past that created the polluted river that burst into flames.

Images of the oil-slicked Cuyahoga River on fire started a national conversation on environmental issues and contributed to the passage of the federal Clean Water Act in 1972.

The free program begins at 6 p.m. in room 112 at Corporate College West, located at 25425 Center Ridge Road in Westlake. No registration is required. For more information, call 216-987-5968.

The “Learning for Life” lecture series covers a range of topics important to the community. Visit www.tri-c.edu/LearningForLife for a schedule of upcoming events.

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Brite Winter
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Brite Winter

A typical February evening on the West Bank of the Flats is pretty quiet. Not so during Brite Winter. The non-profit festival brings together people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds, allowing them to discover new music and art and enjoy their community. Spanning ten years, three locations, tens of thousands of guests, hundreds of bands and artists, and temperatures as low as 8 and as high as 69 degrees—Brite Winter has always been a festival created with the community, not just for it.

More info at http://www.britewinter.com/event



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Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta (HOTC)
Sep
15
7:00 AM07:00

Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta (HOTC)

More than 1,500 collegiate, youth, and masters rowers from 59 local and out-of-state programs including prominent teams from Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Canada will compete on the Cuyahoga River. Participants will come from 13 States.

Teams race a point-to-point 5,000-meter course starting from just north of ArcelorMittal Steel to Rivergate Park. Spectators can see the finish line from the patio of Cleveland Metroparks’ popular Merwin’s Wharf restaurant. A spectator village and staging area for the HOTC is at Rivergate Park, home of the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Boathouse, located at 1003 British Street, Cleveland. Rain or shine.

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River Clean Up - By Land or By Sea
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

River Clean Up - By Land or By Sea

In collaboration with Share the River, the Port of Cleveland, and Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf's Paddle and Pints, Surfrider-Lake Erie is hosting a clean-up on the Cuyahoga River  There are opportunities to help with the clean up from your board or kayak or on land. We will have a quick meeting before we head out for our clean up.

Our goal is to clean up the river and the green space between the Carter Rd. Bridge and Merwin's Wharf/Cleveland Rowing Foundation before the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta on September 15. There will be teams traveling from nine states including Michigan, New York and Indiana to this major recreational event.

We will have buckets, bags and gloves. We encourage you to bring your own gloves, nets, or any other device to help pick up the trash from the water.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2128901730770369

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10th Annual Great Lake Erie Boat Float
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

10th Annual Great Lake Erie Boat Float

This unique event hosted by Sustainable Cleveland helps raise awareness about the impacts of plastics on the environment, in particular oceans, lakes and streams. Part design competition, part boat race, the Great Lake Erie Boat Float is also lots of fun. Spectators WELCOME!! The deadline for registration is Friday, August 31!

Event details: https://www.lakeerieboatfloat.org/

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/304632290121850/

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Veterans Memorial Bridge & Subway Tour
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans Memorial 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 18, 2018. 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.

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

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 Burning River Endurance Runs & Relay
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Burning River Endurance Runs & Relay

The Burning River Endurance Run & Relay is an exciting 100 and 50-mile solo run and 100-mile relay held in Northeast Ohio.  The race travels through several of the region’s most scenic areas, including the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Cleveland Metroparks and the Summit Metro Parks.

Starting at Squire’s Castle in Willoughby Hills, the 100-mile run and relay follow the scenic Cuyahoga River Valley Corridor through the Cleveland MetroparksCuyahoga Valley National Park, and  Summit Metroparks before finishing in Downtown Cuyahoga Falls.  The 50 mile distance option also begins and Squire’s Castle and finishes at Boston Mills Ski Resort located in Peninsula, Ohio.

https://www.westernreserveracing.com/events/burning-river-endurance-runs-relay/

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Day in the Life of the Rocky River
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Day in the Life of the Rocky River

Spend a day exploring the life of the Rocky River. Find out what lives in and around the river, the watershed geology, and ways to be a #NEOwatersteward. Join for all or part of this FREE family-friendly day presented by Cleveland Metroparks, Rocky River Watershed Council, and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. No registration required.

More info at: https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/programs-events/2018/rrnc/july/day-in-the-life-of-the-rocky-river

Cap the day off with "Bike the Night" at the South Mastick Picnic Area in Rocky River Reservation for a FREE family-friendly night of bikes and fun. A three mile stretch of Valley Parkway will be closed to vehicles for an evening of riding for all ages. 7-10 p.m. hula hoop, corn hole, jenga, DJ music, bike shops and night ride! Decorate your bike with lights!

Event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1828854490509631/

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Whiskey Island Paddlefest
Jul
21
7:30 AM07:30

Whiskey Island Paddlefest

Celebrate the 5th Annual Whiskey Island Paddlefest! 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 kids' fun course (8 – 13 years). The course is perfect for both beginners and advanced racers. A festival follows the races with stand-up paddleboard, kayak, and sailing try-its, SUP demos, exhibitors, vendors, food and music.

More info at https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/programs-events/2018/or/july/whiskey-island-paddlefest

Check out our photos from a previous Whiskey Island Paddlefest!

 

 

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Cleveland History Days - 10 days and 30 Ways to Experience Cleveland's History
Jun
22
to Jul 1

Cleveland History Days - 10 days and 30 Ways to Experience Cleveland's History

Cleveland’s history is America’s history. Predicted for greatness by George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. A city founded on the shores of Lake Erie. Shaped by a crooked Cuyahoga River that defined its identity and grew its wealth. A wealth fueled by the many immigrant groups that settled here. It is a city that emerged from the Gilded Age as a leader in policy and programs, building not only a great city but a greater civilization. This same river would catch fire on a hot summer day in June of 1969. It became a poster child of a national movement to save the environment. Today, industrial freighters share a clean Cuyahoga River with wildlife and recreational watercraft. Cleveland is writing a new chapter in its comeback story. Visit Cleveland History Days and explore a downtown of restored architectural wonders and a transforming river valley.

Check out Canalway Partners website for event information: http://canalwaypartners.com/events/clevelandhistorydays/

Susan Glaser's Plain Dealer article: Inaugural Cleveland History Days, coming in June, celebrates city's rich past

 

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2nd Annual Share the River Ramble
Jun
22
4:00 PM16:00

2nd Annual Share the River Ramble

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You're invited to the 2nd Annual Share the River Ramble, a 3.3-mile connect-the-dots, run/walk of the Cuyahoga River riverfront trail segments  Rivers and trails are the arteries that connect people and communities to their natural resources. The Ramble physically connects people to the evolving transformation of Cleveland's riverfront that in some ways is unrecognizable from that June 22 day in 1969. 

We're grateful to our supporting sponsors who have helped make the Expanded Ramble and Blazing Paddles a possibility:

  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District: "‘Given our role in helping to improve the health of the Cuyahoga River, we’re excited to be part of this celebration. Plus, we’re happy to support an event that connects people to our water resources."
  • Fat Head's Brewery is our official brewery partner.
  • Canalway Partners: "We're pleased the Share the River Ramble is serving as one of the kick-off events for the inaugural Cleveland History Days, "10 Days and 20 Ways to Experience Cleveland’s History". More information is at http://canalwaypartners.com/events/clevelandhistorydays/
  • Ohio City Inc.: "Ohio City Incorporated is working with partners to tie together a growing network of trails and connecting people to the riverfront through Irishtown Bend, and we are thrilled to support the Share the River Ramble which celebrates one of our regions greatest assets, the Cuyahoga River."

We're also partnering again with North Coast Mutli Sports Inc. to stage the Ramble.  Our charity partner is St. Malachi Parish. Cleveland Rowing Foundation (CRF) is our site partner.

You made the 1st Annual Ramble such a success that we're adding a music and beer event at CRF/Rivergate Park where participants can connect with Share the River partner organizations, Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie stakeholders. Fat Head's Brewery is the Ramble's brewery partner and they are excited to support an event that celebrates an important turning point in Cleveland history. We're also teaming up with Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf to host Blazing Paddles, a stand-up paddleboard race on Saturday, June 23.

Stay tuned for more details. The Ramble's intent is to encourage the public to enjoy their natural resources, parks, and paths but it's also intended to provide a focus on several themes central to Share the River's "branding Cleveland as a waterfront city" mission:

  • the importance and demonstrable impact of common sense environmental regulations
  • the value of public investments in clean water infrastructure (like NEORSD's Project Clean Lake).
  • the positive impact of engaged, long-term recreational use of the Cuyahoga River
  • the benefit the above three have on Cleveland's appeal 1) as a city where people want to work, live and play in and 2) as a tourism destination.

Save the date, register, and invite your friends! Click on the below link and register for the Share the River Ramble now! Would you like to be part of the team that's making this year's Ramble an event to remember? Register to be a volunteer or serve on one of our committees!

And if you are a business, organization, foundation or individual who sees the branding value of the Ramble, we are in the process of securing sponsors! We are a full-blown experiential marketing event with an engaged social media presence and following. Please e-mail us at sharetheriver3@gmail.com

If you're on Facebook, click on this link to let your friends know you're going and then invite your friends to the Cuyahoga River Party!

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2018 Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference
May
31
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference

Recognizing the value of trails and greenways, decision-makers, planners and practitioners, and trail advocates from around Greater Cleveland will be gathering on May 31st at Lago in the Aloft Hotel in the newly redeveloped Flats East Bank to share ideas, discover new tools, and set the stage to transform plans and concepts into successfully completed projects.

Building on feedback from their four previous, highly-regarded conferences, this day-long event will include expert speakers, mobile workshops, peer learning, open discussions, and networking opportunities geared toward creating vibrant neighborhoods through people-powered connections and aiding timely completion of the recreation transportation-choice network in the Greater Cleveland area.

CEUs will be available for various professions.

http://www.gctrails.org/index.html

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RIVER DAY 2018
May
19
8:00 AM08:00

RIVER DAY 2018

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.

Come be part of the River Day story.  Clear trash, plant native species, remove invasives, and learn history and natural science. Canoe, kayak, bike, hike, watch wildlife or simply enjoy the view – come help us celebrate and protect our Crooked River!

If you'd like to host a River Day activity or become a sponsor and have your name or logo featured, please contact Nichole at 216.241.2414 x307, or email vorisekn@cuyahogariver.org

http://www.crookedriverday.org/

 

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Cleveland Water Tour of the Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Cleveland Water Tour of the Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant

In celebration of Drinking Water Week, Cleveland Water will be holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at their Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant.

Join Cleveland Water for an opportunity to learn how your water goes from lake to tap with a free guided tour. They’ll also have family-friendly activities, hands-on demonstrations and exhibits, food trucks, games, and giveaways.

Registration is encouraged for tours, which are approximately 30 minutes long. Please note that the last tour leaves at 3 p.m. The Morgan Plant, like all of Cleveland Water's treatment plants, is a 365/24/7 operation. Some areas may be very noisy. Certain restrictions will be in place for your and their employees’ safety.

Tours also involve considerable walking and standing. If you have any accessibility needs, please let them know in advance, and they will make accommodations as they want all of their guests to be able to participate.

http://www.clevelandwater.com/blog/registration-now-open-cleveland-water-open-house?language=es

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RiverSweep 2018 - Ohio’s Largest Done-in-a-day Clean Up
May
12
8:00 AM08:00

RiverSweep 2018 - Ohio’s Largest Done-in-a-day Clean Up

Over the course of 28 years, CanalWay Partners has recruited 19,108 volunteers who have helped extract and recycle 24,044 illegally discarded tires and picked up for disposal 623 tons of trash. In 2017 alone, 750 volunteers removed over 39 tons of trash, including 319 tires. In 2015, we added a new graffiti clean-up component to RiverSweep to help beautify the area.

RiverSweep draws from across the area, students, activists and members of the business community all work together to clean our shared backyard.

Volunteers must sign a waiver before they participate, download the waiver, additional waivers will be available at your clean site location.  Children under the age of 16 must have the waiver signed by an adult. The first 700 volunteers will receive a free t-shirt- all will get gloves and bags.

http://canalwaypartners.com/events/riversweep/

Check out our story on last year's RiverSweep!

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Cuyahoga River AOC BUI Removal Presser & Reception
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Cuyahoga River AOC BUI Removal Presser & Reception

Cuyahoga River Area of Concern invites you to a press conference at Merwin's Wharf announcing the removal of two existing BUI's (beneficial use impairments (BUIs identify specific problems that can prevent a waterbody from meeting its full water quality potential), there are eight more to go! ) from the Cuyahoga River. A reception follows at Merwin's Wharf.

http://www.cuyahogaaoc.org/bui-10b-public-access.html

http://www.cuyahogaaoc.org/bui-11-degradation-of-aesthetics.html

Speakers:

  • Jenn Grieser, Cuyahoga AOC
  • Kirk Lang, Cleveland Rowing Foundation
  • Jared Magyar, Port of Cleveland
  • Elected Officials

There are four AOCs in Ohio: the lower two miles of the Ashtabula River; the entire Black River watershed; the lower 46.5 miles of the Cuyahoga River, including all tributaries and the adjacent shoreline; and the lower 22 miles of the Maumee River, including several adjacent watersheds that discharge directly to Maumee Bay and Lake Erie. For more information on delisting guidance and restoration targets for Ohio Areas of Concern, check out Ohio EPA's doc: http://epa.ohio.gov/portals/35/lakeerie/Ohio_AOC_Delisting_Guidance.pdf

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3rd Annual Cuyahoga Falls Kayak Race
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

3rd Annual Cuyahoga Falls Kayak Race

The Race event kicks off at 1 pm on Saturday, April 28th. 

Expert whitewater kayak competitors and spectators will be gathering in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio for a time trial race through the most difficult section of rapids on the Cuyahoga River. Expert kayakers, get ready to experience a race like no other. A half-mile stretch of rapids, with just over 60 feet of elevation drop, completely surrounded by an urban setting. At the end of the race you'll find yourself at the bottom of a 100-foot canyon. At the top of the canyon walls, on river left, is State Route 8, which has an estimated 90,000 travelers per day. On the opposing side, river right, is downtown Cuyahoga Falls. Just seconds away from this Class V run are all your urban amenities including multiple restaurants and bars, a brewery, hotel, apartments, and cafe. The race is unique because it's short enough that shuttling or portaging for multiple laps is easy, and it's surrounded by everything you could possibly need.

Like, Follow, & Share the Cuyahoga Falls Kayak Race main Page!
Head over to www.cfkayakrace.com for more details!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/175820746358589/

Here's what they have so far:
•NEW Cuyahoga Falls Riverfront renovation!
•Great spectator viewing and experience
•Spectacular Community support
•Official Website
•Boater Registration (9am-11am)
•Consecutive Class III-V Rapids
•Bus Shuttle provided for racers
•Dam controlled water releases from Lake Rockwell Reservoir (Akron) on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th for out-of-town travelers and locals to enjoy multiple days of race level boating.
•WATERFALLS
•Freestyle kayakers (maybe a contest)

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Edgewater Earth Day Cleanup with Drink Local Drink Tap
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Edgewater Earth Day Cleanup with Drink Local Drink Tap

Join Drink Local Drink Tap to clean the main beach at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park, Lakefront Reservation.

They provide gloves and bags but you are welcome to bring your own. They recommend wearing closed-toe shoes and bringing a bottle of water (local tap is the best!).

Under 18 years must have an adult to sign a waiver.

Drink Local. Drink Tap. has been an Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-A-Beach(TM) team since 2010. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/180806612547690/

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Keel-Haulers 50th Annual Vermilion River Race
Apr
8
10:30 AM10:30

Keel-Haulers 50th Annual Vermilion River Race

This is the Keel-Hauler club's 50th annual race, one of the oldest in the US. The rapids are an easy class I, and the race is appropriate for novice to expert racers as well as recreational and sea kayaks. The Keel-Haulers encourage families and small groups who want to race together. They have added a new class for stand-Up paddleboarders. 
 
Water level is critical: the race will only be held on this section of the river if the USGS Gauge is between 2.8 to 6 feet. If it's too low, the race will be moved downstream to start and finish at the South Street Boat Launch Ramp on West River Road in Vermilion. If it's too high it will be scheduled for April 8, 2018

http://www.keelhauler.org/khcc/vermil.htm

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Rails to Trails Conservancy's Sixth Annual Opening Day for Trails!
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Rails to Trails Conservancy's Sixth Annual Opening Day for Trails!

Cleveland Rowing Foundation & Rivergate Park will serve as the Cleveland gathering point for northeast Ohio citizens to kick off the spring trail season by hitting their favorite trails for a walk, run, ride or special event. Bike Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Planning, Canalway Partners and Share the River are teaming up with other local groups and organizations to provide a number of FREE and fun events that the general public can participate in. Stay tuned for additional details.

Saturday, April 7: Join us, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and trail users nationwide in kicking off the spring trail season by celebrating the 2018 Opening Day for Trails!

 For the last five years, thousands of trail users—veterans and newbies alike—have celebrated America's exceptional trails and trail systems by participating in Opening Day. And to make this year’s Opening Day a real home run, you’ll even get a swing at winning some awesome trail gear courtesy of our partners at Fuji BikesPerformance BicycleKEENTopo Designs and Patagonia. Simply pledge to participate in Opening Day and be entered to win railstotrails.org/sweepstakes!

 We hope you’ll join us on the trail to make this year’s Opening Day one of the best yet! Start spreading the word with your friends and family now using #RTCOpeningDay. Happy trails!

Suggested Routes for Walks, Runs, and Rides

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Surfrider Foundation Ohio Chapter organizing meetup
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Surfrider Foundation Ohio Chapter organizing meetup

Folks are hoping to start a Surfrider Foundation chapter in Ohio, to work toward the protection and enjoyment of our waters, waves, and beaches. If you are interested in helping start the chapter and get involved as a volunteer, come to Great Lakes Brewing Co.'s upstairs room to meet like-minded folks and hash out next steps. 

Please RSVP so they can know if they need to adjust our reservation. https://www.facebook.com/surfriderohio/

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Ursuline College presents "Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch"
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Ursuline College presents "Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch"

Ursuline College is screening the award-winning documentary “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” followed by a panel discussion about the threat of plastic pollution to the Great Lakes on Friday, March 23, 6-8:30 pm. “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is an independent documentary film in which journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels to Midway Atoll, one of the most remote places on earth, to see the plastics washed there from three distant continents. Along the way, she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.

Panelists represent several fields

Discussing the film and its implications for Great Lakes health will be the following panelists:

  • Sherri Mason, Ph.D., chair of geology and environmental sciences, professor of chemistry, State University of New York, Fredonia;
  • Crystal M.C. Davis, policy director, Alliance for the Great Lakes;
  • Emily Kuzmick, M.S., coastal training program coordinator and wildlife communications specialist, Ohio Department of Natural Resources;
  • Doreen Schreiber, business recycling specialist, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.

This is this free, public event, funded by a “Let’s talk About Water” challenge grant from the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.,. No RSVP is required to attend.

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public meeting to discuss removal of Gorge Metro Park Dam from the Cuyahoga River
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

public meeting to discuss removal of Gorge Metro Park Dam from the Cuyahoga River

A public meeting to discuss a hydrological study, the ecosystem of Gorge Metro Park and other aspects of taking the Gorge Dam down is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, at North High School, 985 Gorge Blvd. in North Hill. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cleveland.com - New study brings Gorge Dam one step closer to potential removal

Akron Beacon Journal - Gorge Dam removal on Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cuyahoga Falls is moving forward with federal blessing

 

 

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