Grand River Cleanup to Take Place May 16

You can help keep the State Wild and Scenic Grand River healthy and beautiful by volunteering for a stream cleanup effortPast Grand River cleanup efforts from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 16.

The 16th annual Grand River Cleanup, organized by Western Reserve Land Conservancy, will take place at Lake Metroparks’ Hidden Valley Metropark, 4902 Klasen Road, Madison Township. The cleanup will involve volunteers – both on foot and in canoes – collecting trash and debris from the banks of the river. A limited number of canoes, donated by Lake Metroparks and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Scenic Rivers Program, will be available for those ages 14 and up.

Those interested in volunteering are asked to RSVP to Emily Bacha at or (440) 528-4178. Individual volunteers, groups and clubs are welcome.

Sponsors are Lake Metroparks, Ashtabula County Metroparks, the ODNR’s Scenic Rivers Program and Western Reserve Land Conservancy.


Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold