Events

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 at 08:30 AM

    Green Infrastructure Grant Program Workshop

     

    The workshop will provide an overview of our Green Infrastructure Grant program and offer experts and resources to help you understand your opportunities and expectations.

    Topics will include grant eligibility, contracts, project evaluation and criteria, reimbursement, and sample successful projects. We will also offer a tour of the stormwater control measures featured on-site at the Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek.

     

    REGISTER: HERE

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Summer 2019 County Greenprint Training (Introductory)

     

    This summer, County Planning will offer two County Greenprint training sessions at the Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters, an introductory session and an advanced session.

     

    The County Greenprint is a great tool to assist nature and sustainability enthusiasts, as well as planners, service directors, city council persons and interested citizens in planning for and protecting our greenspaces. Find out how the Cuyahoga County Greenprint can help with tree plantings, riparian setbacks and other conservation strategies which enhance our natural quality of life.


    Greenprint training sessions are open to all. Participants will learn how to use the mapping tool, access best practices and create basic customized maps. Visit our Greenprint training page for a complete list of training opportunities. For questions, contact Elaine Price at 216-443-3721 or eprice@cuyahogacounty.us.

     

    In addition, County Planning created a video tutorial covering the basics of using the Greenprint. If you're planning to attend the training session, we recommend that you prepare by watching this training video as an introduction and orientation for the class.

     

    REGISTER: HERE

  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 03:00 PM

    Summer Art Garden 2019

     

    A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. LA COSECHA GALERIA is proud to present its annual “Summer Art Garden” event series which will commence on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 3:00PM to 10:00PM, located at 5404 Storer Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102. Featuring the original artwork, poetry, performances and music. Along with the art building opening, we are extending an invitation to those interested in having a space next door at the “Summer Art Garden” music festival to display or exhibit.

     

    La Cosecha Galeria - Literally translated means, “The Harvest Gallery”, but metaphorically it has a much deeper meaning. To make use of what is available, in the area, the fruit at hand. Instead of looking elsewhere for sustenance, to grow and feed off our own talent. In 2002 the first Latino owned and managed art gallery in the greater Cleveland metropolitan area was born, La Cosecha Galeria (The Harvest Gallery). But it stood for much more; it was an understanding, a union, an opportunity to display an identity. The ability to open the doors to other artists as an outlet to what is possible. Well received by the community, who until then were starved for a place to showcase their culture and artistic abilities. It always held a warm place in their heart and a revered memory for those that worked with them.

     

    We continue our tradition of encouraging artists to express themselves in ways unthought-of previously. Dedicated to the propagation of all art forms, supporting local, international, emerging or established artists and community arts programs. Now planning an ongoing schedule of exhibits, competitions and produce editions of wide format of events that focus on the benefit of the artists, local businesses, sponsors, and the social community.

     

    Learn more: HERE

    La Cosecha Galeria in Cleveland, OH
  • Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 01:00 PM

    Stories of the Cuyahoga River

     

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park invites you to a conversation around the Cuyahoga River. Fifty years ago this June, the river caught fire for the last time. This year we reflect on the past, celebrate how far it has come, and consider what the future holds. We hope you'll join us as Park Ranger Arrye Rosser shares the story of the river. Then we'll ask you to give thought to the following:

     

    My enviroment was...

    My environment is...

    My environment will be....

     

     

    Enjoy a boxed lunch and smores around the campfire at this Common Ground Conversation.

     

    REGISTER: HERE

  • Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 05:00 PM

    What Constitutes a Healthy Neighborhood Environment?

     

    The topic of “What constitutes a healthy neighborhood environment?” will be explored at a picnic barbecue at 5 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland at 21600 Shaker Boulevard East at Belvoir. While the topic will be explored generally, we are especially inviting people in the Mercer and broader Shaker Heights community to attend and to consider how the church property can be a neighborhood resource. The conversation will include a table for children over the age of eight who want to explore what they think is important to have in their neighborhood.

     

    REGISTER: HERE

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Clean Up Drink Up - Flats East Bank

     

    Litter clean-up meets bar crawl! We all meet at the starting bar, grab a drink, and pick up all the litter on our walk to the next bar.

    About this Event

     

    We pick up litter on this walking bar crawl through Cleveland’s neighborhoods. Please meet us at the starting bar. We provide gloves, grabbers, and buckets and you pay for your own drinks as we go. Make new friends, help the community, and reward yourself with some drinks!

     

    This crawl will start at Collision Bent. From there we will visit Thirsty Dog and Beerhead and then end at Collision Bend!

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Learn Backyard Composting 101 (Free Seminar)

    Learn Backyard Composting 101 at Upcoming Free Seminars Scheduled Throughout Cuyahoga County.

     

    Composting-made-easy is the theme of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's 2018 composting seminars and bin sales taking place at local municipalities throughout the spring and summer.

     

    The informative seminars are designed to teach residents how to properly compost yard waste and food scraps in their backyards while offering low-cost compost bins for sale. Backyard composting helps reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfills while creating a healthy soil additive that can be used in gardens and landscapes.

     

    About:

    Compost seminars are open to all county residents and registration is required.

    To register for a seminar visit http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/compost_workshops_and_bins or call (216) 443-3731 ☎.

     

    What is compost? Compost consists of organic materials derived from plants and some animal material that has been decomposed largely through aerobic decomposition (with oxygen). The process of composting is simple and is practiced by individuals in their homes, farmers on their land and by industries and cities through contracts with composting businesses.

     

    Compost is rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer to add vital humus or humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil. In ecosystems, compost is useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation and wetland construction.

     

    The following items are available for purchase by cash or check only:

    Wishing Well Composter - $50.00
    Ultimate Dirt Machine Digester - $50.00
    Yard Butler (aeration tool) - $20.00
    Compost Thermometer - $10.00
    Sure-Close Compost Pail - $5.00

     

    Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District:

     

    The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the public agency helping the people of Cuyahoga County reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in their communities. We serve as the leading resource in the County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste. Visit www.CuyahogaRecycles.org 🌐 or call (216) 443-3749 ☎ to learn how to recycle in your community and discover other recycling and disposal options.

     

    REGISTER

    Pepper Pike City Hall in Pepper Pike, OH
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    City of Cleveland 2019 Rain Barrel Workshops

     

    In an effort to reduce stormwater runoff, help residents save money, and engage Cleveland youth, the Summer Rain Barrel Program provides City of Cleveland residents with rain barrel systems free of charge. At the workshop, you will learn more about the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's Stormwater Management Program and Individual Residential Property Credit; learn how to properly care for your rain barrel; see how rain barrels are assembled; TAKE HOME A FREE RAIN BARREL!

    In order to participate, you MUST:

    • Be a homeowner within the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) and Cleveland Division of Water (CWD) service area;
    • Agree to all Terms and Conditions stated in this Eventbrite registration form;
    • Complete rain barrel installation following the workshop by installing the downspout diverter and properly connecting the rain barrel.

     

    REGISTER:  HERE

     

    For questions regarding the workshops please call Brittany Montgomery at 216-664-2455

    **This workshop is for residents within the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and Cleveland Division of Water Service Area only. One rain barrel per address/workshop attendee.For questions pertaining to the Stormwater Fee or Fee Credit, please call NEORSD Customer Service at 216-881-8247.

  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    City of Cleveland 2019 Rain Barrel Workshops

     

    In an effort to reduce stormwater runoff, help residents save money, and engage Cleveland youth, the Summer Rain Barrel Program provides City of Cleveland residents with rain barrel systems free of charge. At the workshop, you will learn more about the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's Stormwater Management Program and Individual Residential Property Credit; learn how to properly care for your rain barrel; see how rain barrels are assembled; TAKE HOME A FREE RAIN BARREL!

    In order to participate, you MUST:

    • Be a homeowner within the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) and Cleveland Division of Water (CWD) service area;
    • Agree to all Terms and Conditions stated in this Eventbrite registration form;
    • Complete rain barrel installation following the workshop by installing the downspout diverter and properly connecting the rain barrel.

     

    REGISTER:  HERE

     

    For questions regarding the workshops please call Brittany Montgomery at 216-664-2455

    **This workshop is for residents within the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and Cleveland Division of Water Service Area only. One rain barrel per address/workshop attendee.For questions pertaining to the Stormwater Fee or Fee Credit, please call NEORSD Customer Service at 216-881-8247.