Watch all of the short films created for the 48 Hour Film Project: Xtinguish Celebration for free. Teams had 48 hours to write, produce and edit their short films using a genre chosen at random, along with a character, prop, and line of dialogue. And all films had to somehow feature the Cuyahoga River!  The…

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Pick an official Xtinguish Crooked Cocktail for the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire. The drink will be featured throughout 2019, at events across Northeast Ohio. The top three cocktails — including the People’s Choice winner — will be served at Xtinguish Village effort at Rivergate Park on June 22.  The event, with cocktail…

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From the tranquil headquarters near Burton to the busy industrial channel in downtown Cleveland, the Cuyahoga River is gorgeous. Photographers captured the river’s beauty, over seasons and years, in the West Creek Conservancy’s Crooked River Contrasts exhibit. Go see it, or see all the photos on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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River Night on the Cuyahoga. Think of it as a nightcap after River Day. Whether you paddled, hiked, pulled weeds or picked up trash, come join the fun, enjoy some great music, eat, drink a little, bid on some cool stuff, and maybe win a weekend getaway.  The night benefits the Cuyahoga River Restoration, so…

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We get it. The Cuyahoga River is pure joy on a sunny summer day, a smooth spot for cruising, whether you’re on a jet ski, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. But the river is still a federal shipping channel. And those giant freighters have very little room to maneuver. So play it safe. Here’s what not…

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When the Cuyahoga River was an open sewer, choked with oil and trash and sewage, the Putzfrau cleaned it up. In a 16-hour day, the Putzfrau could pick up 100 cubic yards of debris and 15,000 gallons of oil. Now, to celebrate 50 years of the river’s recovery, advocates want to restore the boat. See…

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Think the 1969 fire was the only one? With the Crooked River Contrasts exhibit as a backdrop, learn the fascinating history of 15 major fires along the Cuyahoga River, and the battles to extinguish them. You’ll also learn more about the wonderful new fire museum!  Share:

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It’s going to be one heck of a summer on Ohio’s north coast! We’re celebrating a burning river and Tall Ships, plus walleye and lighthouses and the beaches that transform Ohio to a vacation destination. Find your favorites and make your plans at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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The Ohio EPA has declared fish in the Cuyahoga River as safe as those in offshore Lake Erie. That’s the third impairment lifted from the Great Lakes Area of Concern covering the river, 21 creeks and 10 miles of Lake Erie shoreline since 2017. Read the good news on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Cleveland is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the last Cuyahoga River fire all year, with hundreds of organizations hosting educational talks, performances and festivals. But the culmination may be Xtinguish Torch Fest, four days of events along 100 miles of the Cuyahoga: from the headwaters near Burton, through Akron and to Downtown Cleveland. West Creek…

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