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Philippe Cousteau Jr.

Take me to the water: Philippe Cousteau visits Cuyahoga Valley National Park

World Water Monitoring Day attracted a high-profile visitor to Northeast Ohio: Philippe Cousteau, grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau. Together with local environmentalist James Trogdon, Cousteau led a group of 150 students from four area schools in testing the water quality of the Cuyahoga River.

ODOT’s new Towpath Trail segment

PHOTOS: Exploring the new section of the Towpath Trail and beyond

The ever-evolving Towpath Trail now includes a small but mighty quarter-mile stretch from Sokolowski's University Inn to Hart Crane Park (near Merwin's Wharf) with a passageway under the Inner Belt Bridge. 

Solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 at Edgewater Park

PHOTOS: Scenes from the solar soiree at Edgewater Park

The Associated Press called it "the most-observed and most-photographed eclipse in history," and Edgewater Park certainly played its part in that—attracting thousands of Northeast Ohioans for a lively lakefront watch party. 

Tree planting in Cleveland

Reclaiming Cleveland's "Forest City" moniker at the root level

There's a whole campaign underway to bring the Forest City back to life. Here's the story of the foot soldiers in that effort—trees raised to green up our urban neighborhoods.

Lake Link Trail Phase II

New Lake Link Trail segment unveils a wonderland in the Flats

The newest half-mile section of the complex path offers up history, industry and unique views of the city that will be new to most locals.

ArcelorMittal near Steelyard Commons

Urban Hike: to water's edge

Fresh Water managing editor Erin O'Brien bids readers farewell with a good long walk along an offbeat path.

NEOCycle 2014

Bike Scene Social

As the summer solstice looms, groups of cycling advocates invite riders to celebrate Cleveland’s best bike year ever amid a host of two-wheeled activities with something for everyone.

Cleveland Tree Coalition

From tree beer to EarthFest: Seven ways to celebrate all things green along the North Coast

As host to Earth Day and Arbor Day, April is a very green month indeed — and Fresh Water readers will delight in this roundup of alt options to honor Mother Nature, from toasting her trees to walking among them.  

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo curator Tad Schoffner

Cleveland insider: curator's love of animals proves timeless

From big cats to a beloved gorilla, Tad Schoffner has come to understand the animals of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo like no one else.

The 925 Building

Rising: seven projects that will change the face of Cleveland

From an elaborate renovation of Quicken Loans Arena to a series of residential construction projects, Fresh Water checks in on a handful of ambitious proposed and ongoing development efforts.

Ja’Ovvoni Garrison

Ramping up the odds: an underdog rolls in as candidate for mayor

A 27-year-old skateboarding organizer is running for City Hall chief despite tough competition. Does he have a chance?

The Zoarville Station Fink Through-Truss Bridge

100 miles of the Towpath Trail - one step at a time

Walking the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail reveals the details of fascinating sights, from stunning infrastructure and industry to magical cities and even a ghostly wetland.

Ronnie Collins

I Live Here (now): Ronnie Collins, Hilton Cleveland Downtown

After initial reluctance to becoming director of sales and marketing at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, Ronnie Collins now sees what the city has to offer and has become a vocal advocate for all things 216.

Western Reserve Land Conservancy land conservation work around the region

Quiet Land Conservancy tackles blight, spreads green throughout Northern Ohio

From the reclamation of the Henninger Landfill to saving a Russell Township farm, the Western Reserve Land Conservancy fosters thriving urban centers, green space and more by preserving some 5,000 acres annually.  

SAS Center veternarians perform an annual check up on Metroparks Ranger K-9 officer Logan

Cleveland insider: Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine

Tigers, flamingos and elephants aside, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is also home to the world-class Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine – a mecca of animal care, science, conservation, education and research.
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