Westlake Garden Club: The “Crooked River”

The Cuyahoga River is a natural waterway that is slowly recovering from the days when it was so full of oil-soaked debris that it caught fire several times. The last and perhaps final time it caught fire was June 22, 1969. Learn more about the “Crooked River” at the next meeting of the Westlake Garden Club.

The presenter, Elaine Marsh, is an environmental activist and founding member of the Friends of the Crooked River and the project director of Ohio Greenways. She is also a member of the Ohio Environmental Council, Clean Ohio Trails Fund and EcoCity Cleve.

The event will begin with the club’s business meeting at 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Westlake Porter Public Library. It will be followed by a luncheon at noon and the presentation will start at 1 p.m.

The program is free and open for members. Due to demand, guest are asked to register in advance with Jean Smith (440) 665-5463 and a free-will donation of $5 is suggested to defray the cost of the luncheon. westlakegardenclub.org

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