The return of the river

The Kent Dam before and after the bypass (photos provided by Bob Brown, Kent City Water Reclamation Manager)

The Kent Dam before and after the bypass (photos provided by Bob Brown, Kent City Water Reclamation Manager)

The Cuyahoga River runs through the middle of the town of Kent, Ohio, and is an integral part of the community. Throughout history, the people of Kent used the river as a source of power, transportation and most recently recreation. Thanks to the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency and local groups, the river lost its negative reputation and gained the support of the Kent community. The evolving life of the Cuyahoga River represents the hard-working people of Kent and their history.

Created by Eric Helle using easel.ly.

Created by Eric Helle using easel.ly


Looking for a little Crooked River Adventure by Eric Helle

KSU’s Crooked River Adventures offers opportunities for one-of-a-kind access to the Cuyahoga River. This story explores kayaking on the river.

 

 

 

 

800px-CuyahogarivermapCuyahoga: River on fire making ecological improvements by Deborah McGhee

The river changed dramatically due to the Kent River Dam bypass and various cleanup efforts. This story examines the scientific changes of the Cuyahoga.

 

 

Blue Heron on the Cuyahoga River.  (photo by Eric Helle)

Blue Heron on the Cuyahoga River. (photo by Eric Helle)

A river runs through it by Jacqueline Pinchot

Original founders of Kent settled around the Cuyahoga River , drawn by the power it possessed. This story offers the historical background to the river.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kent Councilwoman speaking about the Cuyahoga River in her riverside yoga studio, Kent Yoga (photos by Eric Helle and Heather Reed)

Kent’s heart gets a bypass by Heather Reed

City staff members, elected officials and community groups worked towards the positive environmental changes of the Cuyahoga river. This story features interviews with various Kent residents.

 

 

 

Contributors

Deborah McGhee

Deborah McGhee | Byers, Texas

Jacqueline Pinchot

Jacqueline Pinchot | Monaca, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Edmunds Reed

Heather Reed | Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Eric Helle

Eric Helle | Chula Vista, California

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