Fri 11/17 @ 7:30PM
Cleveland-based Belt Publishing has been cranking out books about different cities and locations in the Rust Belt. One of the latest is Ryan Schnurr’s In the Watershed: A Journey down the Maumee River.
It takes a look at the Maumee River Basin, the largest watershed in the Great Lakes region, which carries runoff — including algal bloom-causing chemicals from farms — from a more than 6,600-square-mile area of Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Anyone who recalls Toledo’s 2014 drinking water crisis knows that’s a problem.
This book is about that and much more. It’s described as “Part cultural history, part nature writing, part personal narrative … with a timely and important ecological warning at the core: What is happening in Lake Erie is a disaster by nearly any measure— ecologically, economically, socially, culturally.”
Schnurr will be at the Euclid Tavern to talk about his book. The event is free. His and other Belt titles will be available for sale.