• Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Canal Basin Park in the Flats Tour


    Enjoy tales from the early days of Cleveland while learning about Moses Cleaveland, the Cuyahoga River, beautiful bridges, the historic B&O Rail Station and plans for a 25-acre park and the extension of the Towpath Trail. Be sure to bring your camera for some stunning photo opportunities. Mayor Carl Stokes may share some background on his life and the Clean Water Act, which developed following the 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire.  Mary Kelley may also share stories of her husband, Alfred Kelley, the father of the Ohio & Erie Canal, during your tour.


    This program is presented as part of Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future, a yearlong, community-wide celebration of the election of Carl B. Stokes as Mayor of Cleveland and the career of Congressman Louis Stokes. You can find out more information at


    Mayor Stokes will be performing the following dates during the 2017 tour season: June 25, July 9July 16July 30August 20September 10, and September 17th.


    Public Transportation and bikeways connect and surround downtown, however if you’re driving – suggested street parking is located near the Flat Iron Cafe along Center Street or Merwin Avenue.  Meters are free on weekends.   There is also a small parking lot located across from the starting location.


    On select Canal Basin Park tours, the Lorenzo Carter Cabin will also be open for attendees to visit at the end of the tour.

    Flat Iron Cafe
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 01:00 PM

    CiCLEvia West

    Come on out for open streets at ciCLEvi West! Join us on Detroit Avenue street from W 29 to W 65 as we close the street to cars and open it up to play, eat, walk, dance, jog, bike, and all other sorts of fun! CiCLEvia is a fun, free event for people of all ages and abilities. See you there!


    Click here for more information.

    Detroit Ave
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 09:00 AM

    Cleveland Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition Food Waste Listening Session

    Begin to shape goals and strategies for local food waste policies. Network with colleagues.
    Please RSVP by August 15, 2017.

    Coffee provided


    You are invited to join a listening session being hosted by the Cleveland Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition on the topic of food waste. We will start with a very brief presentation on the topic. Afterward, we will be looking for your input about potential policy approaches to reducing food waste in Cuyahoga County. Feel free to stay after the session to network with colleagues interested in this topic. 


    Click here for more information.

    Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District in Garfield Heights, OH
  • Friday, August 25, 2017 at 07:00 AM

    Bike to Work Day- August




    Click here for more information. 

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    Paint Your Rain Barrel!

    Bring your own 55 gallon rain barrel to PAINT!!
    $50 Cash or CC only)

    Scholarships are available for those able to volunteer: We provide: Tent, tables, sanders, exterior primer (self-serve),paints, & will send you home with clear-coating.

    Bring a pot-luck dish to share while your prep dries!!
    Must have 8 registered at full tuition to run workshop (limit: 15).

    Registration Deadline: Aug 23 - cancellation for under-registration by the 23rd.
    Bring plastic sheeting to protect your transportation!!
    Dress Messy!!
    e-mail for more information.

    $50.00 USD
    Cavotta's Garden Center in Cleveland, OH
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Backyard Biodiversity Bash


    Your backyard can be a lively place with a few wild additions to your yard and garden!  Learn how to improve your backyard habitat for wildlife while enjoying family-friendly learning stations, wagon rides, musical entertainment & food trucks.  Shop for native plants at local nurseries and expand your gardening knowledge with members of LEAP for Biodiversity (Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership) and more.   This event is supported by a partnership between Cleveland Metroparks, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and West Creek Conservancy.


    Find out more information here.

    West Creek Reservation in Parma, OH
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    WATERMARK: Summer 2017


    WATERMARK WALK & COMMUNITY COOKOUT A free event where residents can learn about Giddings Brook and enjoy lunch. This event may also include a rain barrel workshop with the City’s Office of Sustainability.


    Click here for more information.

    Intersection of Giddings Road and Superior Avenue
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 03:00 PM

    BBQ Picnic




    The TREE Fund works to sustain the world's urban forests by providing funding for scientific research, education programs, and scholarships related to arboriculture and urban forestry. 


    Click here for more information.

    SNPJ Recreation Grounds in Kirtland, OH
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    Hydrilla Strike Team Report


    Join the Watershed Volunteer Program to learn about an aquatic invasive plant impacting our waterbodies, experience hands-on plant ID, and get a summer progress report on the Cleveland Metroparks hydrilla project. Indoor presentation, then walk to the wetlands. (Learning) To register, click here.