Events

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    River Day 2019

    Do you want to make a lasting impact on the environment in Cuyahoga Valley National Park? Join us on Saturday, May 18th for River Day, and help to improve the ecosystem of your national park. By helping the park's habitat restoration efforts, you will help improve soil quality, restore native plants, and reduce stormwater run-off. These steps will help to foster more native plants and wildlife, create a safer place to hike and recreate, and improve the health of the Cuyahoga River!

     

    Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to help preserve CVNP for future generations. Children are welcome! Volunteers who are 7-15 years of age must have parent or guardian supervision at the project site. Volunteers who are 16-18 years of age are only required to have a parent or guardian sign their Volunteer Agreement form.

     

     

    Advanced registration is required for all individuals. For clubs, organizations, and corporate groups, please contact the volunteer office at 440-717-3846 or volunteer@forcvnp.org to register.

     

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  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Wild and Scenic Film Festival @ Happy Days Lodge

     

    A CELEBRATION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT!

     

    The Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Cuyahoga Valley National Park! Join the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park when they host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour at Happy Days Lodge on Sunday, May 19 @ 4 pm.

     

    The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 17th year! Wild & Scenic focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The home festival kicks off the international tour to communities around the globe, allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with other organizations.

     

    The festival is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of National Partners: Peak Design,CLIF Bar, Earth Justice, Klean Kanteen, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the festival can reach an even larger audience. “In recent years, the festival and its On Tour Program has grown to more than 230 events, supporting organizations and their local community causes through outreach, fundraising, and education. The On Tour community is an incredible collection of organizations from every corner of the country who are full of empathy, open-minded, and eager to make a positive difference for the word, their communities, and the environment,” says Sarah Muskin, WSFF On Tour Coordinator.

     

    Stay tuned for a listing of films to be showcased at this program! The festival is a natural extension of the Conservancy’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment. The program will be moderated by NPS Ranger Arrye Rosser, who will connect the films’ subject matter with the upcoming celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire, and the environmental legislation created as a result of this incident.

     

    Wild and Scenic Film Festival website:https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/

     

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    Happy Days Lodge in Peninsula, OH
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    Re-imagining Living Architecture: Water Management & Beyond

     

    Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Greater Ohio Living Architecture Center invite you to attend the Re-imagining Living Architecture: Water Management and Beyond Symposium.

    This one-day event will feature industry experts and local leaders presenting on green roofs and walls, local standout projects, the importance of strong green roof and wall policy, and advanced topics in green roofs and walls such as solar integration, agricultural applications, and more. The Symposium will also feature a trade show for local green roof and wall companies, interactive panel discussions and workshops to help develop policy locally.

    Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about:

    • The benefits of green roofs and green walls.
    • Emerging green roof and wall design practices
    • Green roof best practices for the Cleveland Metro area
    • New opportunities to advance the Cleveland green roof and wall industry
    • Examples of green roofs thriving in and around Cleveland
    • Effective policies that encourage investment in green roofs and walls 

    The Symposium is a great opportunity to help shape the future of green roof and wall development in Cleveland Metro area.

    The event will bring together public, private, and NGO stakeholders to support the local green roof market, and become a leader in the application of green roofs and walls to benefit the environment and economy.

     

    LEARN MORE: HERE

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Bike Smarts 2019 Educational Series

     

    Join Bike Cleveland every 3rd Tuesday for informative classes on a wide range of cycling topics. Each class is $10 (FREE to Bike Cleveland members with code) and they are all held at our Ohio City office beginning at 6:30pm. Light refreshments and snacks are provided.

     

     

    Pre-registration is required, and is open until Noon of class day. Workshop class size is restricted to 20 attendees, and the on-bike class size is restricted to 10 attendees, so register early to guarantee your spot. If you are no longer able to attend, please let us know immediately so we can reschedule you and give your spot to someone on the waiting list.

     

    Overview of Class Dates & Descriptions:

     

    April ABC's of Cycling:: *Beginner :: 26 Tips For Cycling > League of American Bicyclists Need to know information for safe cycling.

     

    May DIY Wrenching:: *Beginner *Intermediate :: Do-It-Yourself Bicycle Maintenance :: Keeping your chain clean, flat tire repair, wrapping handlebar tape, brake maintenance.

     

    June - August Rolling Bike Smarts :: *ALL :: Offering an on-road experiential learning opportunity in which participants learn bike law and practice positioning themselves on the road for maximum visibility and predictability. *Bring Your Own Bike & Helmet

     

    September Back to School & Work :: *Beginner *Intermediate :: Offering educational tips for commuters using Public Transportation bikeshare options.

     

    October Traffic Laws :: *ALL :: Staying Safe & Legal While Cycling for Fun :: Tips for cycling legally & safely provided by local lawyer or police officer.

     

    November Winter Riding Fun:: Tips for staying motivated on your bike during the winter months.

     

     

    If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact Deltrece at deltrece@bikecleveland,org or call 216-273-6872.

     

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    Bike Cleveland in Cleveland, OH
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Clean Up Drink Up: Litter CleanUp Bar Crawl

    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!

     

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    Hofbräuhaus Cleveland in Cleveland, OH
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 05:30 PM

    Tree Huggers

     

    The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. -Chinese Proverb

     

    YOU can help increase canopy cover and reduce runoff all while beautifying your yard and your neighborhood - all by planting a tree!

     

    Proper planting and care are essential for young trees to survive and thrive. At this workshop, participants will learn the basics of tree planting and care, including a hands-on tree planting demonstration. An overview of county-wide tree canopy restoration efforts will also be presented.

     

    The $10 registration fee includes one 1.3 Qt. native tree and take-home instructions. Trees are available for a variety of soil and sun/shade conditions - please see tree descriptions below.

     

    Trees are supplied by Riverside Native Trees in Delaware, OH.

     

    Register online here, select your tree type and pay online by credit card.

     

    To register by phone, call Patrick Connolly at 216-524-6580 x1000 and mail a check, payable to Cuyahoga SWCD to: Cuyahoga SWCD, 3311 Perkins Ave., Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44114. If you are paying by check, you must call to register.

     

    Registration and payment must be received by May 10th 

    Olmsted Township Hall in Olmsted Township, OH
  • Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Common Ground 2019 (Webinar)

     

    Description

     

    Interested in learning more about the Cleveland Foundation's Common Ground event? Join us for a Common Ground 2019 information session to learn more about this region-wide initiative and how you can get ready for June 30!

     

    ABOUT COMMON GROUND

    Common Ground is a region-wide day of community conversation that explores our community’s power to communicate and connect to build a stronger, safer and more dynamic home. On one day, residents in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties meet, share a meal, connect and discuss. In 2018, over 4,000 residents participated in forward-looking conversations that explored the many different ways we can make Northeast Ohio a better place.

     

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    Online Webinar in Lakewood, OH
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Rain Garden Workshop - West Creek Conservancy

    Details

    Learn how to install stormwater control measures on your property. This can help improve water quality and reduce your NEORSD stormwater fees! Rain barrels will be available to order at a discounted price.

     

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  • Tuesday, May 28, 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.

     

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    Bay Village Community House in Bay Village, OH
  • Sunday, June 02, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Brunch on the Lake with Chad Pregracke

     

    On June 2, 2019, we invite to join us for a wonderful June brunch at the exclusive, members-only Shoreby Club in Bratenahl with featured speaker Chad Pregracke, a recipient of CNN’s Hero of the Year Award (2013) who has received international acclaim for his efforts to clean up America’s rivers.

     

    The event will be held outdoors under a gorgeous, open-air tent with breathtaking views of Lake Erie.

     

    Location: Shoreby Club – 40 Shoreby Drive, Bratenahl, OH

     

    Join PHASTAR Corporation for a wonderful June brunch at the exclusive, members-only Shoreby Club in Bratenahl with featured speaker Chad Pregracke, a recipient of CNN’s Hero of the Year Award (2013) who has received international acclaim for his efforts to clean up America’s rivers.

     

    The event will be held outdoors under a gorgeous, open-air tent with breathtaking views of Lake Erie.

     

    Mr. Pregracke was selected to speak at the fundraiser because of our shared mission to make the world a better place.  His message and his life’s work is particularly timely with Cleveland celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire this June. That infamous 1969 incident led to the creation of the Clean Water Act. Fifty years later, the Cuyahoga River has made a remarkable turn around and Cleveland now celebrates a vibrant boating community and boasts numerous recreational and competitive activities on the river and Lake Erie.

     

    The brunch fundraiser is designed to increase awareness and support of the PHASTAR mission, and to provide the local community with an opportunity to learn more about PHASTAR’s initiatives and programs.

     

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    Shoreby Club