Cuyahoga River Restoration Tour: From Burning to Beautiful

Sep 13
Passport Cleveland

Cuyahoga River Restoration Tour: From Burning to Beautiful

  • September 13, 2015
  • 10:00 AM

Iroquoian for “crooked river,” the 85-mile Cuyahoga River was once most famous for catching fire in 1969. Today, it is designated as one of America’s Heritage Rivers and is a magnet for wildlife, recreation and tourism.

Learn how we can all revitalize and make the river even healthier as we cruise on the Holiday, a privately restored boat. Once back on land, enjoy an exclusive Vikings gathering at Merwin’s Wharf overlooking the Cuyahoga River at Irishtown Bend.

10:00 a.m. – Noon
River tour with CSU alumnus Peter Bode, ’12, aboard the Holiday
As the watershed coordinator for Cuyahoga River Restoration, Peter will discuss current efforts of his organization and its partners to restore and revitalize the Cuyahoga River.

Enjoy light appetizers with your fellow Vikings and hear from the Green Ribbon Coalition, the first citizens advocacy coalition focused on expanding public access to Cleveland’s lakefront and developing a “ribbon of green” along the length of Lake Erie in Ohio and neighboring lakefront states.

Tour begins and ends at:
Merwin’s Wharf
1785 Merwin Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113