WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR
EXPLORE BIG CREEK VIRTUALLY on a tour of the abandoned channel of Big Creek known as the Brooklyn Oxbow. The tour guides are Bob Gardin, executive director of Big Creek Connects and Roy Larick, PhD, from Bluestone. This video shows and explains the history of this area known as the "Kingdom". The geologic formations, cliffs and outcroppings of Cleveland and Chagrin Shale are explored; the rare Maple-Oak-Sasafras-Ash forest are examined; and the need to protect this rare piece of land in the middle of the city from invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed is explained.
SEE THE RIVER RUN WHERE THE CANAL DIVERSION DAM USED TO BE. The lowhead dam by the Station Road depot in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is almost totally gone.
LOOK, LISTEN, AND LEARN ABOUT THE GORGE DAM, the last barrier to fish (and people) in the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC.)
Take the CUYAHOGA AOC QUIZ
and be entered to win an REI gift card.
See the Events by Time page for scheduled activities,
or make River Day 2020 your very own.
Remember to be COVID-19-SAFE if you're
part of a group - distance, mask, wash hands.
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS:
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 at cuyahogariver.org.
You can also support us with a donation. We like that a lot.
We're a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so your contribution is tax deductible.