Thanks for a Great RiverSweep

Thanks to the many volunteers and sponsors that made RiverSweep 2016 a great event.

RiverSweep, now in its 27th year, featured 950 volunteers who cleaned 80 tons of trash (including 475 tires), painted graffiti and pulled invasive species from sites across the Cuyahoga River valley including:

  • Canal Basin Park
  • The Flats East
  • The Flats West
  • Rivergate Park
  • Morgana Run Trail
  • Train Avenue
  • Tremont
  • West Creek
  • Big Creek/Lower Harvard
  • Mill Creek
  • Johnston Mill Run

Over the years, RiverSweep has paved the way for several urban parks and trails including Scranton Flats. 2016 was the last time we cleaned sections of Tremont before Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail begins construction later this year.


Cargill is a long-time RiverSweep supporter



Sherwin Williams sent many volunteers to RiverSweep 2016


Volunteers from Chase, JMT and Hands on NEO cleared brush at Canal Basin Park

Volunteers from Chase, JMT and Hands on NEO cleared brush at Canal Basin Park


Chase volunteers at Canal Basin Park

Chase volunteers at Canal Basin Park



Brecksville Broadview Heights students on Holmden Ave. in Tremont


Cleaning graffiti on Train Ave.

Cleaning graffiti on Train Ave.



CWRU rowers cleaning in the Flats

RiverSweep volunteers clearing invasive species on Carter Road:

RiverSweep is a team effort that relies on the work of many civic organizations, schools and local businesses.

These include: Cleveland Metroparks, Ohio and Erie Canalway, City of Cleveland, Cleveland City Council, Councilman Brancatelli, Brecksville Broadview Heights High School, Normandy High School, Nordonia High School, Slavic Village Development, Tremont West Development Corp., Stockyard, Clark-Fulton & Brooklyn-Centre Neighborhood Development Office, Old Brooklyn, Flats Forward, Historic Warehouse District, Union Miles Development Corp., Harvard Community Services, West Creek Conservancy, Western Reserve Rowing Association, Cleveland Volunteers, HandsOn NEO and Big Creek Connects.

Business sponsors of RiverSweep 2016 include: Cargill, Chase Bank, Arcelor Mittal, Eaton, Sherwin-Williams, Dominion Foundation, GIE Media, Behnke Landscape Architecture, Port of Cleveland, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, First Merit Bank, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, Great Lakes Brewing, Environmental Design Group, Cleveland Water Pollution Control, JMT, WSP Parsons Brinckeroff, Republic Services, Stein Inc, Distillata, Sainato’s Pizza, Iron City Cafe and the Flat Iron Cafe.


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