Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River have had a big year, celebrating 50 years of resurgence since the final river fire.

Check out two recent celebrations of that work, in videos from West Creek Conservancy’s Peter Bode.

Above, artist Wyland touches up his Song of the Whales mural on the Cleveland Public Power building. (Find out why it’s whales, not walleye on RocktheLake’s sister site,

Below, the Cuyahoga is designated an official state water trail.