Cuyahoga River Restoration

(formerly Cuyahoga River Community Planning)

Restoring, revitalizing and protecting the Cuyahoga River watershed and nearshore Lake Erie

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Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Walters loves our river! Watch the video and see why.

October was tree month. It rained a lot, but that didn't stop us.

Thanks to grants from Alliance for Community Trees, CSX, and the Arbor Day Foundation, we were able to give away 175 trees at Tinker's Creek's Watershed Festival, and to plant 90 more trees at Cleveland Metroparks Bedford Reservation's Astorhurst site.

Thanks also to the Metroparks' Connie Hausman and Lisa Meranti for bringing the Watershed Stewardship Volunteers. Thanks to the Americorps volunteers, too (two of them are holding the sign.)

And thanks to Kate Chapel at Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners, and the folks who came to the giveaway and are providing good homes for new trees, for helping us reforest the watershed.

You grow!

We had a party. It was fun. Jim White got the Champion of the River award.

Thanks to everyone who came, and thanks to the sponsors - Davey, Kurtz Bros., Port of Cleveland, Jim Prevost, ArcelorMittal, McMahon DeGulis LLP - and the auction donors. And to Mary Martin for the accompaniment.

Fish habitat tour was a hit!

Twas a perfect day to scout for fish habitat sites along the ship channel. Thanks, Steve Litt, Doug Paige, Dick Pace, Elaine Price, Jenn Grieser, Brooke, Karla, Jim Ridge, Mike Durkalec, Melinda Gigante, Halina and all the students for coming, Terry Schwarz for arranging, OEEF for funding.

Photo: Steve Litt, Plain Dealer

Brecksville dam demolition not expected until 2019

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OhioEPA photo

Plain Dealer's James McCarty makes a shocking discovery and finds there's more to life (and more life) on the Cuyahoga

Yes, the two fish pictured above are perch, which are great to find in the river, but read his story in the Sunday 9/13 PD and on to see what else he found on his trip with NEORSD crews.

Hint: It starts with "wall" and ends with "eye."

Take a virtual dive to see how the fish habitats collect organic matter that provides food and shelter to Cuyahoga fish. Notice how murky the water is. Watch it all the way through.

Habitat for Hard are finding new rest stops in the ship channel!

Neither rain nor 8" thick asphalt could stop them.

Thanks to Mayfield Heights, Mayor DiCicco, Joe Fornaro and his service department, depave founder Eric Rosewall, and 30 stalwart DepaveNEO trainees for taking out strips of parking lot at the Community Center and installing trees and plants to capture stormwater. You all rock!

DepaveNEO project leaders have first crack at depaving.

  What we've been up to

Well, the anglers are happy that the steelhead will still bunch up below the dam. But we, and the fish, would really like this barrier gone.


Cuyahoga River Restoration

c/o Cuyahoga River Community Planning
1299 Superior Ave. E • Cleveland, OH 44114
216-241-2414 •

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