Since the final Cuyahoga River fire in 1969, Cleveland has transformed the Cuyahoga River from cesspool to beach party. (Albeit a party that a freighter occasionally powers through.) Cleveland is celebrating that transformation all week, leading up to the official anniversary June 22. See a historical timeline of the Cuyahoga River and the original report…

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Chad Pregracke, recipient of CNN’s hero of the year award for his work in cleaning up the Mississippi River, will be featured in a panel. The event at Hart Crane Park in Rivergate Park includes: Frank Greenland, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Jennifer Grieser, Cleveland Metroparks Capt. D. Andrew Ferguson, Phastar Corp. Lisa Petit, Cuyahoga…

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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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Enjoy an evening of conversation, fun and food at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Windows on the River. Experts will explore innovations and tech behind clean water and talk about the “Blue Economy.” The event is presented by Greater Cleveland Aquarium, West Creek Conservancy, Ohio Humanities and Xtinguish. Experts: Paul Ertel, General Manager, Jacobs Investments…

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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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Take a nature boat tour, clean up a stream or plant native trees to celebrate the Cuyahoga River.  River Day 2019 has a schedule events throughout the Cuyahoga Watershed, all day long, culminating in the River Night celebration. The annual event includes fun festivities, peaceful paddling, and lots to do along the river, up in…

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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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Join us for Northeast Ohio’s largest “done in a day” clean up of the Cuyahoga River Corridor! We clean up to help bring awareness to areas that will one day become a future trail and/or park.  There are 10 separate clean-up sites. Please e-mail the designated site manager contact listed on the website and let…

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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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