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June 2022

Rocky River Clean-up

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rocky River Reservation
Free

Join the Rocky River Watershed Council for the 22nd Annual Rocky River Clean-Up! Bring boots and gloves and we'll bring everything else. Come on out for our annual Rocky River Cleanup - a fun, family friendly event followed by a cookout! Groups will spread out along the river to pick up trash, then re-convene for a picnic lunch. Help us clean up the creek! Please fill out the Metroparks Adult Volunteer Waiver and/or the Youth Volunteer Waiver at https://www.cuyahogaswcd.org/events/2022/06/04/2022-rocky-river-clean-up. Location:…

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Night Rides on the Towpath Trail

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Century Cycles, 1621 Main St
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Enjoy a fun, casual, and FREE bicycle ride at night on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! June 11th and 25th, plus additional dates through October. You must have your own bicycle, helmet, and headlight. All ages and skill levels welcome. Rides start promptly at 8:00pm; arrive early to have plenty of time to find parking, get yourself and your bike ready, and sign in. Parking available at the Lock 29 Trailhead (1648…

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Blue Heron Homecoming 2022

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cascade Valley Metro Park
Free

Blue Heron Homecoming is a way to celebrate all the work Akron Waterways Renewed has done to benefit the Cuyahoga and Little Cuyahoga Rivers and to welcome the Blue Heron's back! This is a fun and educational event welcoming both adults and children. Location: Cascade Valley Park - The Chuckery Area- 837 Cuyahoga St. Akron, OH 44313

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Whiskey Island Walk

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wendy Park, 2800 Whiskey Island
Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
Free

Join us on this June morning as we tour Wendy Park on Whiskey Island at the mouth of the Cuyahoga. We will learn about the human and natural history of this unique place, including the fight led by Ed Hauser to stop this urban greenspace from becoming a gravel dock. Meet: Wendy Park sign just past the marina. Look for a RiverDay sign. 2800 Whiskey Island, Cleveland 44102

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River Day—A Paddle with Bill Z.: Red Lock to Station Rd.

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cuyahoga River
Free

Bill Zawiski of the Ohio EPA joins us for this fun and informative outing. After a quick start at Red Lock, we’ll meander into a maze of braided channels and tree jams on our way to the historic Station Road Bridge. Along the way, Zawiski will discuss the ecological significance of dam removal on the Cuyahoga and why he and Friends of the Crooked River have worked to remove several to date: in Kent, Munroe Falls, and Cuyahoga Falls. We’ll…

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July 2022

PADDLE: Cuyahoga St. to Bolanz Rd

July 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuyahoga River

This section of the Cuyahoga shows mixed use: wooded parkland with intrusions from agriculture, recreation, and commercial and residential development. Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the RAP (Remedial Action Plan) area start here. We will pass Valley View Area of Cascade Valley Metro Park, an impressive new park on the site of a former golf course. Akron's Waste Water Treatment Plant discharges into the river just upstream of a large, active heron rookery. A lively current with some Class I…

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August 2022

PADDLE: A Float in the Shipping Channel

August 14 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cuyahoga River
Free

We will plan a paddle in the shipping channel in Cleveland, home to rowers, SUPers, dragon boats--and 700-foot freighters. Details to be determined in coming weeks. Read more information about FOCR Canoe Trips.

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September 2022

Industrial Valley Bike Tour

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

We will use the Towpath Trail to explore the Industrial Valley of Cleveland. 90% of the riding will be on the bike trail with a few short stretches on the street. Our pace will be leisurely as we make several stops to learn about the history of the valley, to read the wayside signage and to enjoy the spectacular views. The trail is mostly flat with a few steep hills. Location: Steelyard Commons, 3447 Steelyard Dr, Cleveland, OH 44109. Meet…

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