Education & Community Engagement


The City of Akron’s Watershed Program offers educational opportunities for schools and community groups upon request.   Several programs are offered:

  • The watershed program: focuses on watershed comprehension, stewardship and protection of natural waterways.  The Watershed Program is available for K-Adult.
  • The water treatment program: focuses on water treatment styles and Akron’s water treatment facilities. The Treatment Program is available for grade 6-Adult.
  • Water pathogens: focuses on waterborne pathogens and the preventative measures that water suppliers take to keep drinking water safe.
  • History of Akron Water Supply: focuses on the history of Akron Water Supply from the 1900s to present day.
Akron Water Supply also gives tours of the treatment facilities for schools and community groups who are interested. Please contact the watershed office by calling 330-678-0077 ext. 3749 or email at for more details or to request a program visit.

Community Involvement


One way to protect precious watershed areas is to get the community involved in protecting the river as a community asset.

Akron works with several organizations to keep the Upper Cuyahoga Watershed protected and natural. Some of these organizations:

  • Upper Cuyahoga River Watershed Task Force and Scenic River Council
  • Upper Cuyahoga Scenic River Council
  • Friends of the Crooked River
  • Headwaters Land Trust
  • Geauga County Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • Portage County Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • Cleveland Metroparks Institute of the Great Outdoors
  • Geauga Parks District
  • Portage Park District
  • Ohio State Agricultural Extension