Turning Cleveland into a freshwater capital by Brent Larkin July 23, 2023

Burke Lakefront Airport, pictured from the air at the 2015 Cleveland National Air Show, is one of the city’s impediments to full use of its lakefront. With intensified lakefront planning both by the city and county, that could change. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer) The Plain Dealer

Opinion by Brent Larkin, The Plain Dealer, July 23, 2023
Turning Cleveland into a freshwater capital
The failure to provide meaningful access to and to build an economy around all that freshwater has been one of this community’s longest-running failures.

Now that may be changing — in a major way.

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Cuyahoga County Plastic Bag Ban January 2020

Thank you Governor DeWine for supporting home rule and protecting Lake Erie.

Please tell your Ohio State Senator to let local areas determine their own laws, especially on plastics which can harm our lakes and rivers

This from the Sierra Club of Ohio:
EVERYONE make calls to Governor DeWine’s office applauding his position against the container law preemption bills and for local government freedom to develop solutions to plastic pollution. (Pats on the back are always nice, and hopefully it will encourage him to hold strong on his position and veto any bills that may make it to his desk)  (614) 644-4357

To find your Ohio State Senator (or Rep.), click here

Here are tools we can use to educate about the Cuyahoga County Single-Use Plastic Bag ban


Mayor Kessler (Bexley OH), Alan R. Rosenfeld LWV-Ohio, Sunny Simon/Mike Foley Testimony, Senate Bill 222, 12/3/19

Mayor Kessler (Bexley OH) Testimony, Senate Bill 222, 12/3/19
Mayor Ben Kessler, City of Bexley
testimony on 12/3/19 S.B. 222 (3rd Hearing)
Ohio Senate version of “banning the ban” re: single use bags
“Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs” Committee

The link is here

League of Women Voters-Ohio Testimony
SB222 – Prohibit Tax Plastic Bag
Alan R. Rosenfield – Energy Specialist
Peggy Ann Berry – Environment Specialist
Senate Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs Committee December 3, 2019
The link is here

Testimony from Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Sunny Simon and Cuyahoga County Sustainability Director Mike Foley
The link is here

All of the testimony is here under December 3, 2019

Waste Water and the West Side…what are the issues? a forum on June 5, 2019

The flyer is here

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
6:30 – 8:00pm
Waste Water and the West Side…what are the issues?
Lakewood Public Library-Main
15425 Detroit Avenue Lakewood 44107

Frank Greenland, Dir. Of Watershed Prog., NE Ohio Reg. Sewer District

Janine Rybka, Director, Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District

Mike Summers, Mayor, City of Lakewood

Moderated by Prof. Howard E. Katz, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Cosponsored by CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning and the LWV Lakewood, Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted,
Rocky River & Westlake Chapters. Corporate Sponsor: First Interstate

A Cuyahoga River timeline, from Moses Cleaveland to Blazing Paddles By Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com June 19, 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The history of the Cuyahoga River is much more than a fire.
The 100 miles of curves has always mixed city and nature, recreation and industry.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the fire that caught the nation’s attention, learn more about what shaped the Cuyahoga River and how the river shapes us.
By Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com June 19, 2019

“Plastics and Lake Erie” a forum on Tues Dec 4, 2018

Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm
“Plastics and Lake Erie”
The flyer is here
The video is here

Rocky River Library, 1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River 44116
Moderated by Elizabeth Miller, Environmental Reporter, Ideastream
Jill Bartolotta, Extension Educator, Ohio Sea Grant College Program
Crystal M.C. Davis, Policy Director, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Erin D. Huber, Executive Director and Founder, Drink Local Drink Tap

Elizabeth Miller

Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Ideastream, Rocky River High School Environmental Club and Bay Village Green Team
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.


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