City of Cuyahoga Falls Partners with Crooked River Adventures for National Public Lands Day River Cleanup
The City of Cuyahoga Falls is partnering with Crooked River Adventures, a division of the Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University (KSU), to conduct a Cuyahoga River cleanup on Saturday, September 29th, 2012.
The annual fall cleanup focuses on the Cuyahoga River between Tannery Park in Kent and Water Works Park in Cuyahoga Falls. Shuttles, equipment and lunch are provided for volunteers. In 2011, event participants collected over 5 tons of trash from the river.
The cleanup event is part of the American Rivers’ National River Cleanup, a series of nationwide, community-based river and stream cleanups. The popular event raises public awareness about the need for healthy rivers and is a great opportunity for citizen involvement.
Volunteers are needed in kayaks, canoes and on foot to help collect trash. Volunteers interested in helping in a kayak or canoe should contact the KSU Department of Recreational Services at 330-672-4732 by Wednesday, September 26th. A pre-trip meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 7 p.m. in Seminar Room A at the KSU Student Recreation and Wellness Center for cleanup volunteers in kayaks and canoes.
Volunteers interested in cleaning up litter on foot along the river or along stream banks in local public parks, and in helping unload canoes and kayaks as they arrive at Water Works Park, should call the City of Cuyahoga Falls, 330-971-8201, or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, September 26th.