Restoration and Revitalization After the Dams Fell
Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time: 12 PM – 2 PM
Place: River Front Park, 2641 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221
Presenters: Elaine Marsh, Watershed Specialist, Summit Metro Parks; Rabecca McCleary, Public Utilities
Customer Advocate, City of Cuyahoga Falls; John Peck, Geology Professor, University of Akron.
In 2013, the City of Cuyahoga Falls removed two dams from the Cuyahoga River. Since then, Cuyahoga
Falls continues to focus on its riverfronts. River Front Park is an example of city’s ongoing efforts to restore
water quality and expand recreation in the Cuyahoga River.
Learn about the city’s clean-up efforts, erosion control projects and water recreation development. Also, the
University of Akron, Department of Geology will discuss their geological studies of the dam pool. If you are
willing to get your feet wet, you can get an introduction to the science sediment transport. After a short walk
along the river, presenters will answer question while participants eat their personally provided sack lunch.
A quick riverbank clean-up will follow for those who wish to participate.