This stretch of the Cuyahoga River is an asset for many nearby Ohio communities. Local residents have been long anticipating the removal of the Cuyahoga Gorge Dam. There is continued strong interest in the restoration of the river, particularly given the upcoming 50th anniversary of the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire. In September 2016, a technical advisory group called the Gorge Dam Removal Stakeholder Group was established. It is facilitated by Summit Metro Park, and members include City of Akron, City of Cuyahoga Falls, County of Summit, First Energy, Ohio EPA, State of Ohio, Summit County Council, Summit Metro Parks, and U .S. EPA.
Public Meeting and Event Highlights
March 22, 2018
How You Can Help
Request a Presentation or Outreach Event
Are you a member of an organization with a stake in the Gorge Dam remediation project? Would your organization like to partner with the outreach team to set up an outreach event? Contact Caitie to discuss opportunities.
Contact U. S. EPA project manager Mary Beth Giancarlo to provide input on the project, ask questions, or help coordinate the project with community events on the river. On the local level, contact Elaine Marsh at Summit Metro Parks.
Celebrating the Comeback of the Burning River, 1969-2019
Learn more about community involvement opportunities and other projects on the Cuyahoga River.