Friends of the Crooked River Board Members
The Board of Friends of the Crooked River in front of the canal diversion dam as it was being removed, June 2020. Left to right: John Kaminski, Elaine Marsh, Gary Whidden, Harold Marsh, Keith Riley, Jacki Zevenbergen, and Ken Schneider. Photo courtesy Dianne Sumego

Friends of the Crooked River was formed in 1990 in order to give the 100 mile length of the Cuyahoga River a voice. We are, in one sense, the mouth of the Cuyahoga.

Our purpose is to educate the residents of Northeast Ohio to the value of this important watershed. We depend upon the Cuyahoga for our drinking water, wastewater disposal, agriculture, industry, shipping, recreation and wildlife habitat. Its far reaching impact on our lives should temper our view of the Crooked River with care, concern, and deep respect for all the Crooked River gives to us.

Please spend some time on our site exploring the Cuyahoga River. Best of all, spend some time exploring the River in person.


Show you support for the Friends of the Crooked River. 100% of your membership goes to pay for projects related to the Cuyahoga River. We are a 501(c)3 organization so your membership is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Membership Documents

Bylaws (Amended 4/16/2019)