Water Quality Improvement Projects Along the Tow Path
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 10 AM – Noon / Bring a Sack Lunch
Place: Cascade Valley Park, Mustill Store, 248 Ferndale St., Akron, OH 44304
Presenter: Elaine Marsh, Watershed Specialist, Summit Metro Parks; Pat Gsellman, Program Manager,
Akron Waterways Renewed
Water Quality in the Cuyahoga River is improving thanks to the dedication and investment of many
organizations and agencies. Akron Waterways Renewed, a restoration project of the City of Akron,
recognizes that one of Akron’s most valuable assets is its abundant supply of fresh water that benefits the
region’s economic growth and quality of life. Now, Akron is making the largest investment in its
environmental future in its 189 year history.
Learn how this investment will benefit life and recreation along the towpath and how the project is related to
the Gorge Dam Removal. Akron officials will be on hand to explain their program and point out on-going
construction projects that will be visible from our short hike on and near the towpath. After a walk along the
Tow Path, presenters will answer question while participants eat their personally provided sack lunch.