The Cuyahoga River holds a special place in Kent.
Kent was born as a mill town that relied on the river to turn the stone wheels of the first grist mills and later wool mill, oil mill, anvil mill and silk mills that were truly pioneers in economic development.
Today the Cuyahoga River’s role in our economy has changed but this natural resource remains a centerpiece of Kent’s landscape.
Improving river quality, river access, and river recreational opportunities are cornerstones of Kent’s strategic priorities and Kent is proud of it’s role in the “come-back” of the Cuyahoga River –with happier, healthier aquatic organisms, fish and people species all enjoying the river at greater rates than ever before.
At a time when stories of drought on the west coast dominate the news headlines, the Cuyahoga River is our local reminder that water resources should never be taken for granted.
Each year, local river stewards and environmentally minded advocates gather for Kent’s River Day to honor our river heritage, celebrate Kent’s river amenities and make sure we’re doing our part to keep the River healthy for generations to come.
The Kent Environmental Council and Kent Parks and Recreation are pleased to host Kent River Day on May 16th.