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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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Making summer plans? Shooters on the Water announced its line-up of events, from Memorial Day to September. So mark your calendar for a few drinks, some sunshine and music on the West Bank of the Flats. Shooters opened in 1987, luring Clevelanders to the banks of the Cuyahoga for a taste of…

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Paddling on the Cuyahoga River this summer? Members of the Cuyahoga River Safety Task Force are working on getting temporary digital signs to warn of coming freighters. Read all about it on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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To keep kayakers and stand-up paddlers safe on the Cuyahoga River, volunteers are forming a Cuyahoga River Ambassador Program — or CRAP, for short. The nonprofit Phastar Corp. is working with the Cleveland Metroparks, Foundry and Nalu Paddle & Surf to train about two dozen volunteers for the program. For more information, see cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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The polar vortex of 2019 has frozen Lake Erie to about 80 percent ice. The extreme cold has frozen the Cuyahoga River, too. And you can watch it on our Music Box Supper Club bridge cam. Watch the timelapse video on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Kirk Lang, executive director of the Cleveland Rowing Foundation and head coach of the Western Reserve Rowing Association, is up for U.S. Rowing Coach of the Year.  You can vote through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.  As Lang says, it’s Cleveland (and the Cuyahoga River) against the world. See the full story on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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They did it! Lake Erie stand-up paddlers and surfers have created a Northern Ohio chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, to help clean up Ohio rivers and lakes. See the full story on cleveland.com. See the Facebook page here, and find out about the Oct. 17 meeting. Paddlers want to form Surfrider Foundation Cleveland chapter  …

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Ever seen a dragon boat? The boat is 40 feet long and 600 pounds, with the head and tail of a dragon, a hull painted with scales and 20 paddles representing claws. The sport, which began as an ancient Chinese ritual, is trending all over the world. “I like the camaraderie, and it’s a great…

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This summer, students at Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School will patrol the Cuyahoga River, aiming to make the river safer and give teenagers experience on the water. The student river ambassadors will serve four at a time on a retired U.S. Coast Guard boat, with a captain and maybe an off-duty law enforcement officer.…

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Cleveland is working with the Port of Cleveland to paint 6-foot NO DOCKING signs on 10 safety zones in the Cuyahoga River. “Most people, if you see bright red paint and 6-foot-long signs, you’re not going to park your boat there,” Cleveland emergency operations center manager Alexander Pellom told the Cuyahoga River Safety Task Force…

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