If the Cuyahoga River is one of your favorite parts of Kent, you’ve got a chance to show your appreciation and give back to the river by signing up to be a part of the annual river clean-up scheduled for Saturday, August 22nd from approximately 8 am to 1 pm.
The clean-up is coordinated by staff from the City’s Water Reclamation Plant who are looking for fans of the river that would be willing to get a little wet for a good cause.
The clean-up covers everything from picking up loose floating debris, e.g., cups, bottles, to more heavy-duty lifting of tires and metal items that over time have found their way into corners of the river bottom.
The starting point for the clean-up this year will be John Brown Tannery Park and they plan to finish just north of the Middlebury Rd. bridge.
The staff welcome anyone that may be able to bring their own canoes, kayaks, row boats, or other equipment that could be useful in the clean-up. The volunteer generosity is greatly appreciated.
The staff also said it’s a good idea for volunteers to bring work gloves, sun screen, a light snack, water, and footwear capable of providing protection from rocks or debris.
Please pass this information along to any friends or family that may be interested in participating. You don’t have to RSVP but it would be great for planning purposes if anyone interested in volunteering would let the staff know they plan to join them. The person to contact is:
Water Reclamation Division
City of Kent