From AMERICAN RIVERS NAMES CLEVELAND’S CUYAHOGA “RIVER OF THE YEAR”, 4/16/2019 by Amy Kober
“Celebrating the progress that has been made to clean up Cleveland, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River, and marking the 50th anniversary of the river’s fire that sparked the nation’s environmental movement, American Rivers today named the Cuyahoga ‘River of the Year’ for 2019.
‘The Cuyahoga is a national success story,’ said Bob Irvin, President and CEO of American Rivers. ‘The ‘River of the Year’ honor spotlights the hard work and collaboration by so many in Cleveland to improve the Cuyahoga’s health and turn it into a true asset for the city’s residents and visitors. May this honor also spur continued momentum for clean water in Cleveland and in cities nationwide.’ ”