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RiverSweep - Saturday, May 10, 2014

RiverSweep 2014 -- celebrating 25 years of beautifying the Cuyahoga River Valley -- is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon.

You are invited to join with your fellow WRRA rowers and friends of WRRA at Sainato's on Columbus Road, where we'll coordinate and then branch out to spend the morning removing trash from the areas bordering the Cuyahoga River on the Columbus Road Peninsula that is home to our boathouse.

This event of the Canalway Partners targets the areas along the Cuyahoga, the Ohio and Erie Canalway and the Towpath Trail. Nearly 1000 volunteers have participated in this effort in years past, collecting 10-12 tons of trash each year.

After the cleanup a celebratory free luncheon will be held from Noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Rowing Foundation boathouse.

But wait, that's not all! The first 1,000 volunteers also get an awesome T-shirt designed by George Coghill starring the well-known RiverSweep frog.

Let us know you plan to come so we can obtain the proper number of t-shirts and supplies (gloves and garbage bags). E-mail us at

This is a fun, feel-good, make-a-difference charity activity of WRRA. Join us!

New Morning Summer Rowing League Session Offered

In addition to the ten sessions per week currently offered, WRRA is pleased to announce a new time slot for Summer Rowing League. Contingent upon interest, for the first time ever, there will be a weekday morning option for SRL. The new slot will be on Tuesday mornings from 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m., beginning on Tuesday, May 13 as a "regular time" for the entire SRL program duration.

Any individuals or teams that may wish to consider rowing on Tuesday morning, please email WRRA Club Manager Jaz by the end of the day Friday, April 25 at If there is sufficient interest, we will enable registration.

Want to start the day in a spectacular way? There is absolutely nothing that compares with watching the sun come up from a racing shell on the Cuyahoga River! Hope to see you on Tuesday mornings.

Welcome Our New Club Manager

On behalf of the WRRA Board of Directors, I would like to officially welcome Jasmine Carlsen to WRRA as our new Club Manager. Jaz will be with us full time from March 1 through November 1, and will assist with all facets of WRRA programming and management. She will organize and provide daily on-the-dock management for our Summer and Fall Rowing Leagues, while assisting all WRRA rowing programs. Jaz is a rower, a member of SRL, and both of her sons have rowed through high school and at Miami University.

Please welcome her when you see her at the boathouse.


With the rowing season finally upon us, WRRA is asking for a few good folks to help organize our Summer Rowing League on an SRL Committee. Jaz will take the lead, but we need a few more to help things run smoothly, from things like T-Shirt ordering and delivery, to making sure our two SRL Regattas run smoothly. If you will be on our SRL Committee, or have a question or comment, please be in touch with Jaz, or with me directly.

Best regards,
Jeffrey Zabor
President, 2014