River Day Events Held Before and After May 20
(because every day should be River Day)
May 6 BLUE HERON HOMECOMING - AKRON WATERWAYS RENEWED!
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Join the City of Akron and its partners in this hands-on educational event.
The 3rd annual Blue Heron Homecoming will feature interactive displays, tours of Akron’s water reclamation facility and a free lunch. The festival also includes up-close views of the Great Blue Herons that return to the plant each nesting season.
Meet: Mustill Store 57 West North Street Akron OH 44304
For more information: akronwaterwaysrenewed.com/events
Contact: Heather Bolestridge, 330.375.2501 or firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by City of Akron.
MAY 9 RIVERSWEEP
9:00 AM–Noon: RiverSweep is Ohio’s largest done-in-a-day cleanup effort. Each year, on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, local businesses, schools and individuals team up to clean our shared backyard, including the Cuyahoga River Flats area.
Meet: Various locations in Cleveland area.
For more information: canalwaypartners.com/events/riversweep/
Sponsored by Canalway Partners.
MAY 13 MUNROE FALLS: RIVER CLEANUP AND GARLIC WEED PULL
9:00 AM–Noon: Volunteer for the annual garlic mustard pull. Scout and other student groups are encouraged to participate. Wear long pants and closed shoes. Gloves will be provided. Bug repellent and sunblock strongly encouraged. A participant release is required for all those planning to work this event.
Contact: Munroe Falls City Hall at 330-688-7491 for details on how to get the release form.
Meet: Brust Park, 128 North Main (Rt. 91), Munroe Falls 44262.
Sponsored by the Munroe Falls Park Board.
MAY 19 KENT PARKS AND RECREATION’S STUDENT WATERSHED CELEBRATION
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Hands on aquatic ecology and history activities along the Cuyahoga River at Heritage Park for Kent school classes. Kayak demonstration and participation in the “Ready, Set, Wear it Ohio!” awareness day with life jackets.
By reservation only at 330-673-8897.
THE 2017 EDITH CHASE SYMPOSIUM: RESTORATION THROUGH VEGETATION
June 2 & 3
4:00 PM River Environments Poetry Readings at the Wick Poetry Center KSU. Free
7:00 PM ‘Restoration Through Vegetation’ with Christina Znidarsic. We will learn specifically about native vegetation and the critical role it plays in water quality. Native seed packets on a first-come basis. Cene Lecture Hall, KSU College of Architecture
1:00 PM Ken Christensen will provide a guided tour of the riparian restoration at Plum Creek. Please meet at the #2 Shelter House at Plum Creek. The first fifty registrants for this program will receive free native plant packages. Registration for this event email@example.com or call (330)297-7633 x101. Free
WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR
River Day is presented by Cuyahoga River Restoration, a 501c3 nonprofit organization (aka Cuyahoga River Community Planning,) whose mission is to restore, revitalize, and protect the Cuyahoga River Watershed and nearshore Lake Erie.
You can learn more about our programs, and contribute to the cause, at cuyahogariver.org.