The Cuyahoga River, which in June will mark a fiery anniversary, has been named River of the Year by American Rivers, a Washington-based group focused on protecting the nation’s waterways.
According to the article, more than 60 fish species thrive in the Cuyahoga and its water is cleaner than it has been in decades. The American Rivers piece highlights for a national audience all the improvements northeast Ohioans have seen in water quality.
Cities realize that healthy rivers are assets. They provide clean water, give excess water a safe place to go, and support tourism, recreation and healthy lifestyles.