The city works diligently to underscore the importance of a healthy environment for a healthy community.
Cuyahoga Falls has aligned itself with three integral organizations, Keep America Beautiful, Tree City U.S.A., and the Cuyahoga River Water Trail, which all provide opportunities for residents to explore the out-of-doors and maintain our natural resources.
Cuyahoga River Water Trail
The City of Cuyahoga Falls Environmental Educational Outreach Coordinator serves on the Steering Committee of the Cuyahoga River Water Trail partners organization. The goal of the Water Trail Partners organization is to facilitate and support each of the six sections of the Cuyahoga River in becoming a designated Water Trail. Water Trail designation supports overall Cuyahoga River restoration, and highlights each section of the Cuyahoga River as a recreational destination.
Keeping Cuyahoga Falls Beautiful (KCFB) is a collaboration among all City of Cuyahoga Falls municipal departments, local citizens and business, as well as with partners such as the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District, the Ohio EPA and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. KCFB serves as an umbrella for litter cleanups and litter prevention education, beautification projects, recycling education programs, urban forestry initiatives, among other contributions to environmental quality and community improvement.
KCFB is a national affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and a state affiliate of Keep Ohio Beautiful, both which focus on community environmental education and public outreach, cleanup and beautification projects (pollinator gardens), pollution prevention, community improvement, and preventing urban blight.
Tree City U.S.A. is an Arbor Day Foundation program that provides a necessary framework for communities to expand their urban forest. Since 1976, more than 3,400 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City U.S.A..
Communities recognized as a Tree City take pride in this distinction and enjoy the benefits of having a greener, healthier place to live. Cuyahoga Falls has received the Tree City U.S.A. award since 1987.
For more information on City of Cuyahoga Falls' natural resource conservation platforms, contact the Environmental Educational Outreach Coordinator at (330) 971-8201.