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May 2022

River Day Festival

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Haymaker Farmers Market Kent, OH

Pick up free native wildflower seeds to attract birds, bees, butterflies and pollinators to your yard. Visit with aquatic animals and take home family activities. Find out what actions you can take to protect the environment. Learn about the watershed, cleanups, and ways to explore Kent's hike, bike, and historical water trails. Kent Parks and Recreation, Kent Environmental Council, Portage County Soil & Water, City of Kent: Service, Health & Water Reclamation; Sierra Club. Look for our booths near the…

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May 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tannery Park, 300 Stow Street
Kent, OH

Who says water and electricity don't mix? You will see how the fish are captured with equipment by experienced aquatic life biologist. You will get up close and personal with local fish species, so bring the kids and scouts! Meet at 300 Stow Street, Kent. But watch for updates. Plum Creek Park at 590 Plum St., Kent, is the backup if water conditions at Tannery Park are a problem Updates might be posted on the Kent Parks and Recreation Websiteif…

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Edith Chase Symposium Poetry Reading: Birds of the Cuyahoga

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wick Poetry Center (Kent State University)

This annual event is part of the Edith Chase Symposium weekend. On May 21, 2022, local poets will read original poems around the theme of “Birds of the Cuyahoga.” Location: The outdoor Plaza at the Wick Poetry Center: 126 S Lincoln St, Kent. Parking is available nearby. Sponsored by: Edith Chase Symposium Assoc., Inc., Kent League of Women Voters, and Kent Environmental Association

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June 2022

Rocky River Clean-up

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

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

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

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 am
Wendy Park, 2800 Whiskey Island
Cleveland, OH 44102 United States

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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Stream Cleanups Tinkers Creek

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help clean up in, and next to, Tinkers Creek. Trash bags will be provided. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear work boots or old shoes you don't mind getting wet. We will be in and around a shallow creek. Long sleeves, slacks and work gloves are recommended. Children under 18 must have adult supervision Go to https://www.cuyahogaswcd.org/programs/stream-cleanups to find a cleanup location near you. Sponsored by Cuyahoga SWCD and Ohio EPA.

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Paddle Refresh

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Camp Hi Canoe & Kayak Livery, 12274 Abbott Road
Hiram, OH 44234

Welcome Spring with a trip out on the river! Start at Camp Hi by collecting your equipment and choosing your canoe or kayak.. Head down to the waterfront to receive instructions for a safe paddle. Camp Hi will send paddlers downstream for a two mile trip, ending with a shuttle back to your car. This event will be unguided. Paddlers should dress for the weather. Meet outside the Office at Camp Hi. Please register by contacting kendrab@camphicanoe.com

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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

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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