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SAVE THE DATE! River Day is May 20.
What will you be doing?
Activities will be held throughout the watershed, with a special unveiling at Flats East Bank in the morning. Go to crookedriverday.org for details and schedules. Events are being added all the time. Come. See. Do. Learn.
The first class of DepaveNEO project leaders is almost through training.
If you know of a place that needs a little less pavement and a little more
green space, please let us know by emailing the location to us at
We're looking for pieces of parking lot to remove and replace with
permeable planted areas (yes, gardens) to capture stormwater, reduce
sewer overflows, and make our streams and neighborhoods healthier.
Habitat for Hard Places...fish are finding new rest stops in the ship channel!
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.
Fish inspecting one of our new habitat structures in the ship channel. Granted, it's a bit rough, and the unit hasn't built up organic matter yet, but if you look closely, you'll see a few fish checking it out.
Canal Diversion Dam may come down within a few years
Whether you call it the Brecksville Dam, the Station Road Dam, or the Route 82 Dam, it's been a barrier to fish passage that may finally be removed. The dam was built to divert water into the Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs alongside the river, but it keeps fish from migrating between the upper and lower Cuyahoga River. That's fine for anglers who know the spot as a prime area for steelhead that can't move upstream past the dam, but not so fine for the fish.
The National Park Service, Ohio EPA, and ODNR have come up with a way to expedite the dam's removal while still allowing water to flow into the canal.
Read about it in Bob Downing's Akron Beacon Journal story.
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 cleveland.com to see what else he found on his trip with NEORSD crews.
Hint: It starts with "wall" and ends with "eye."
Weeds on the way out - Kids get a lesson in managing invasive plants
Over the summer, campers at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center at CVNP worked with park rangers, educators, and crews from the Student Conservation Association to learn about invasive plants and how to eradicate them.
It's part of a two-year project to prevent and reduce invasive plants within the Cuyahoga River Watershed funded by a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant and managed by the Crooked River Cooperative Weed Management Area partners.
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