The Cuyahoga River burned, but now people are jumping in

When the Cuyahoga River infamously burned 50 years ago, recreation was not even a thought. The stench and unpleasant scenery were uninviting, quite opposite of the river seen today. Now, the river sets a different scene — some even say it’s sparking with excitement. Moneen McBride, co-founder of Burning River Adventures, says the past couple [...]

Now that the river is cleaner, how do we keep people safe?

When attempting to recreate on the Cuyahoga River, just as on any body of water, it's imperative to be aware of how the river works and the dangers it potentially presents.  Just a month ago, over Labor Day weekend, a kayaker capsized on the water, causing her death. One of the most pressing concerns for [...]

Northeast Ohio’s Crooked River is now a Water Trail

The Cuyahoga River Water Trail became official October 4, as it joined 12 others in Ohio. Twenty-five organizations, including the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the cities of Kent and Akron and non-profit groups, like the Cuyahoga River Restoration began working in 2011 to earn the designation.  The designation came from the Ohio Department of Natural [...]

Jane Goodman and the good she does for the river

Jane Goodman is not your typical working woman. Honestly, you could say that she's a woman of many trades. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of the Cuyahoga River Restoration, President of the South Euclid, OH, City Council, and President of JGoodWorks Creative Services. One would probably think that Goodman's life has been dedicated [...]

The river that burned now sparking with excitement

In 1969, sparks from a passing train set fire to oil-soaked debris floating on the Cuyahoga River. Fifty years later, what is now referred to as the Burning River will receive designation from the state of Ohio as a water trail to encourage recreation, conservation, and tourism. According to the National Water Trail System, water [...]

Following Post-Hurricane Debris

This blog is about all of the trash, construction materials, mud, trees and whatever else makes up the debris that needs to be disposed of following a hurricane, specifically Hurricane Dorian. Dorian hit the Bahamas as a monster, Class 5 storm on Sept. 1 and as I'm typing this, Bahamians are bracing for another storm, [...]