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 [...]

Andrea Irland: Beer, Boats and the Brecksville Dam

After an extensive campaign, the Cuyahoga River is now a designated water trail. The designation serves as an example of the river's transformation from a polluted waterway to a recreational river. Andrea Irland is with the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program. She spearheaded the campaign to designate the river as a [...]