Cuyahoga County residents and families covered the grassy slope that is Settler’s Landing at today’s celebration — Once Gray, Now Green: 40 Years of Progress on the Cuyahoga River.
The Waterband kicked off today’s events with a folksy-reggae-pop performance (I believe the term the band coined for its genre is ‘folkedelicfunkpop’). What’s even cooler than the band's unique blend of electric and acoustic style is its contribution to your drinking water. In 2008, Waterband raised and donated $4,000 to various nonprofit organizations specializing in providing clean water.
But don’t panic — you may not have missed the fun yet. The re-birthday party continues this evening. Stop at the log cabin under the Detroit Superior Bridge anytime before 8 p.m. for some re-birthday cake, games and a little river history 101 from the River’s Bend historical interpreters.