It’s been a great summer to enjoy the Cuyahoga River in Kent and local volunteers are digging through their closets to pull out their waders to spend a morning returning the favor to the river as part of Kent’s annual Rive Clean Up event.
The 2018 City of Kent Cuyahoga River Clean-Up will be Saturday August 18, 2018 from 8:00 am until roughly 12:00 pm.
Eric from the City’s Water Reclamation plant leads the volunteer brigade every year and here’s the information he sent out this week for anyone that might be interested in helping.
The launch point will be at Tannery Park where KSU Crooked River Adventures livery is located next to the home at 326 Stow Street. Additional parking is located at Fred Fuller Park or Kramer Baseball Fields roughly 1/4 mile downstream of Tannery Park accessible via the Bike & Hike Trail. The take out this year will be just upstream of the Water Reclamation Facility adjacent to the southern end of Fred Fueller Park.
During the clean-up items like tires, railroad ties, couches and everything in between will be removed.
Anyone that wishes to bring or provide canoes, kayaks, row boats, or any other contributions are more than welcome to do so, your generosity is greatly appreciated. Please RSVP by email or phone at which time further details will be provided. Work gloves, sun screen, a light snack, and water will be available, however; on a first come first serve basis. Shoes or work boots capable of providing protection from rocks or debris are highly recommended as are loose fitting pants preferably not tight fitting jeans. It is also recommended that cell phones not join us in the river. A dry bag and box will be available for storage for either cell phones or car keys, but the City of Kent nor it’s staff will be responsible for lost or damaged items.
This year the City of Kent is requiring that the release/liability waiver be completed prior to participation.
Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you there.
Water Reclamation Division
City of Kent