Cuyahoga River

Local agencies trying to redevelop a stretch of land along the Cuyahoga River known as "Irishtown Bend" are looking to the federal government for help.

Jade Davis is spokesman for The Port of Cleveland, which recently applied for a federal infrastructure grant worth $11.5 million. He says the money is needed to stabilize the site, which has been crumbling into the river.


The Cuyahoga River was once the symbol of America’s neglect of its natural resources.  But the river that burned has bounced back and continues to improve.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair joins a group of scientists detailing the recovery of our crooked river.

Potential designs for a new park space at Irishtown Bend in Cleveland will be presented to the public Tuesday evening.

Planners, trail designers and the Ohio City Community Development Corporation are betting that building green space on the Cuyahoga River will achieve multiple results.

Irishtown Bend is the name for a 17-acre hillside where workers, mostly Irish, helped build Cleveland’s industrial might in the 19th century. Now the hillside is overgrown and slowly destabilizing.

Army Corps dredging the Cuyahoga River

In a surprising turn in the Cuyahoga River dredging saga, the US Army Corps of Engineers collaborated with the Ohio EPA last week to sample sediment on the Cuyahoga River.  The two sides have been arguing over the dredged material for years.

Picture of a dredging operation in Cleveland's shipping channel

The Cuyahoga River is being dredged by the Army Corps of Engineers once again, and as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, the Port of Cleveland says communication will be key to keeping the shipping channel clear in the future.