Jul 22, 2017

Learn about past and future efforts in conjunction with the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to study sediments in the Cuyahoga River and why their proper management directly impacts our great lake, Lake Erie. 

Due to the dedication and investment of many organizations and agencies, water quality in the Cuyahoga River has improved massively since its last burning in 1969; however, problems remain. Since 2005, Ohio EPA has led the effort to remove four dams on the Cuyahoga River. The sediment from these removals has washed into the dam pool behind Gorge Dam to join the sediment that has accumulated there over the dam’s 100-year history. Plans to remove the dam are progressing. The costliest aspect of the projected removal is management of the sediment. 

This event includes a short walk along the High Bridge Glen trail. Afterwards, presenters will answer questions.

Presenters include Elaine Marsh, Watershed Specialist, Summit Metro Parks and Bill Zawiski, Manager of Water Quality, Ohio EPA, Northeast Ohio Regional District.

Note: Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.

2017 Schedule

  • Date: Saturday, July 22
  • Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.


Gorge Metro Park, 1200 Front Street