Last week I provided an update on the status of the river projects in Kent and I gave a quick shout out to the folks that are working on a region-wide initiative that they are calling the Cuyahoga River Trail. That 100 mile river trail concept seemed worthy of more discussion so I’m following up with the notice of the River Trail Workshop that is scheduled for February 15th.
I know that Kent Parks and Recreation and Kent State University will be represented at that meeting but the meeting is open to any kayakers, canoeists and river enthusiasts of all persuasions who want to learn more about the project and find a way to contribute to the cause.
Kent has spent a fair amount of dollars to open up the Cuyahoga River to create more active and passive recreational opportunities of the great stretch of river that runs through our downtown — so we’re pretty excited about the prospects of the River Trail initiative.
Here’s the details on the workshop:
CUYAHOGA RIVER WATER TRAIL WORKSHOP – February 15TH
We would like to invite you to a workshop on the Cuyahoga River Water Trail. This one day workshop will explore establishing the 100-mile Cuyahoga River as a water trail.
The workshop participants will:
• Learn about water trails and their potential on the Cuyahoga River.
• Review opportunities and constraints along the Cuyahoga River.
• Discuss potential regional collaboration & economic benefits.
• Evaluate the necessary next steps to establish a water trail.
The event will be February 15th from 8:30am to 4pm at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium. Thanks to our sponsors, especially, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Friends of Crooked River, and Floyd Browne Group, this event is being held at no cost to participants.
Please feel free to forward this to others that might be interested in attending.
If you can attend, please fill out the attached workshop registration and send it back.
We look forward to your continued interest and participation.