“After the Burn” @ Artists Archives Looks at the Aftermath of 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire

Wed 8/21 @ 6-7:30PM

OK, we’re STILL not done with celebrating the 50th anniversary of that darn 1969 Cuyahoga River fire, the last one to occur and the one which helped spur the modern environmental movement.

Cleveland Metroparks historial Judy MacKeigan will be stopping in at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve to give a talk on “After the Burn: 50 Years of Progress on the Cuyahoga.” She’ll tell the story of how the river was polluted and misused, and then how, after 1969, it was slowly cleaned up and restored, a process that is still ongoing.

MacKeigan was chief editor and lead author of The 100 Year Trail: A Centennial Celebration of Cleveland Metroparks, and served on the Centennial Celebration steering committee.

The program is free and open to the public. It’s also an opportunity to check out AAWR current exhibit Environment Impact: Stress, Hope & Transformation, which includes 11 artists’ interpretation of the impact of human interaction on nature and the environment.

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