Tinkers Creek

photo of Mike Johnson
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Officials with Summit MetroParks are moving into the final phase of a $7 million project which will restore nearly five miles of waterways.

photo of Tinkers Creek cleanup
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The 30th annual River Day took place today with activities ranging from kayaking to history walks to removal of invasive species.

At Tinkers Creek in Warrensville Heights, about a dozen people collected close to 20 bags of trash, including numerous basketballs and old tires.

The creek is a tributary of the Cuyahoga River and the clean-up there was organized by Jacki Zevenbergen. She’s with the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District, and says that she’s focused on educating people to continue the river’s improvement.