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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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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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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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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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Red Line Greenway Community Meeting
Jan
3
5:30 PM17:30

Red Line Greenway Community Meeting

The Red Line Greenway is an active project to create a 3 mile elevated linear park in the heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. This meeting hosted by Cleveland Metroparks at Hoopples Restaurant & Bar (1930 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113) will provide insight to community members on proposed development concepts. http://www.ohiocity.org/event/redline-greenway-community-meeting

Recent Stories on the Red Line Greenway

Cleveland Metroparks completes funding for Red Line Greenway with $500k state grant. http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2017/10/cleveland_metroparks_completes.html

Red Line Greenway gets a boost from volunteers. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/04/red_line_greenway_gets_a_boost.html

Big dreams start to become reality for three miles of elevated urban trail. http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/devnews/RLGupdate083016.aspx

Red Line Greenway advocates plan 'unveiling' of visionary concept at Wednesday meeting. http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2015/05/red_line_greenway_advocates_pl.html

Just a Reminder that the Cool Red Line Greenway Project is Still a Long Way Off. https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2015/06/01/just-a-reminder-that-the-cool-red-line-greenway-project-is-still-a-long-way-off

 

 

 

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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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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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Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta
Sep
19
7:00 AM07:00

Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta

The Cleveland Rowing Foundation's Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta (HOTC) provides a unique opportunity for high school, collegiate and adult competition from around the country to navigate the challenging turns of the crooked river over a 4800 meter course. Event details: http://www.clevelandrows.org/head-of-the-cuyahoga-regatta/

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