Irland Reflects On The History of the Cuyahoga River The Cuyahoga River is a body of water that has tons of history. Through its ups and downs it continues to be valued by community members in Northeast Ohio. The Cuyahoga River has seen the absolute low points of pollution as well as the recent high point of being named a state water trail. [...]

Wendy Park Bridge completion set for 2021

On November 3, my classmates and I explored Wendy Park and Whiskey Island on the Cuyahoga River. I was completely overwhelmed by the beauty of the river. At Wendy Park, we saw families and their dogs walking along the shoreline. We really appreciated their friendliness and kindness. However, we also saw a litany of trash [...]

Native American history lives on near the Cuyahoga River

The name Cuyahoga means ‘crooked river.’ The Native Americans gave the river this name when they claimed the land in 1000 A.D. Native Americans used the river for trade and transportation. Hopewell Indians arrived in the Cuyahoga Valley first. This group of Indians was known for mound building. They grew crops and lived in very [...]

After years of pollution from Rockefeller, the Cuyahoga River is now safe for kayaking

In the mid-1800s, the city of Cleveland began using nonrenewable resources to build businesses and help grow the economy of the local area. John D. Rockefeller was the leader of oil refinement at that time. The different refineries would send pollutants into the air that would cause harm to the Cuyahoga River. At that time [...]

The Ohio Erie Canalway, Towpath Trail undergoing changes

The Ohio Erie Canalway and Towpath Trail is a popular destination for many runners, cyclists, and kayakers in Northeast Ohio. The Towpath is a thriving environment that is constantly occupied during the summer/fall months. Many different community organizations have worked together to help reshape the Cuyahoga River ecosystem ever since the river burned for the [...]