Heads Up! Our Annual Meeting Is Coming on November 18th

Green Ribbon Lakefront Coalition Annual Meeting - November 18th 6-9 PM

The Coalition’s Annual Meeting will again be produced on Monday, November 18th at Grumpy’s Cafe from 6-9 PM.  Dick Clough will do his “State of the Coalition” presentation together with our year-end awards.  Members are free to attend, otherwise the admission is $36 for the cost of a membership.

November 1 Possibilities Forum: “Bold Visions”

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BOLD VISIONS –
IMAGINE AN EAST SIDE PARK ON THE LAKE RIVALING THE WEST SIDE’S EDGEWATER PARK, AND A LAKEFRONT TRAIL SPANNING CUYAHOGA COUNTY FROM BAY VILLAGE TO EUCLID.

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We are tackling two bold visions: (1) GRC’s proposal to expand Gordon Park by relocating I-90, and (2) a “Lake Erie Trail” spanning the lakefront communities across Cuyahoga County based on the innovative lakefront concept being implemented on Euclid’s Waterfront. Friday, November 1st at Merwin’s Wharf at 8:30 AM. Doors open at 8:00 AM with beverages and muffins.

Panelists

Bob Gardin, Chair, GRC Lakefront Projects / Gordon Park Expansion
Jeff Homans, Senior Planning Consultant, AECOM
Michael Dever, Director of Public Works, Cuyahoga County
Allison Lukacsy-Love, AIA, Waterfront Project Manager, City of Euclid

Moderator

Dick Clough, Founder/Board Chair, Green Ribbon Coalition and CEO, CloughCleveland, Inc., IdeaEngineering

Schedule:

8:00 AM – Registration
8:30 AM – Program begins
9:30 AM – Program concludes

Ticket Information:

Seating is limited. The event will sell-out. Make your reservation now.
Admission: Green Ribbon Members $10 / Non-members $15

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POSSIBILITIES: Re-imagining Cleveland’s Lakefront Dialogue Series is presented by the Green Ribbon Coalition, AECOM and our media partner, Freshwater Cleveland, covering what’s next in Cleveland.

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Video Recap From the Whaling Wall Touch-up And Dedication

Wyland and Crew at the Whaling Wall Touchup

Source: @wyland on Instagram

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire, a landmark event that focused the nation’s attention on the health of our lakes, rivers, and waterways. In support of Cleveland’s efforts to promote a future of good water stewardship, internationally renowned marine life artist Wyland returned to Cleveland to retouch and revitalize his historical Whaling Wall mural on the Cleveland Public Power building on Interstate 90.

The mural, entitled “Song of Whales,” is part of the one of the Wyland Whale Wall project, one of the world’s largest arts-in-public places projects, with 100 life-size marine life murals created in a 30-year span in 17 countries. The Wyland mural for Cleveland spans more than 32,000 square feet and was completed in 1997 and dedicated by then Mayor Michael White. The Wyland Foundation, a 501 c3 non-profit public charity founded by Wyland, had proposed commencing the restoration effort during summer 2019.

“No Matter Where We Live, We Have An Impact On The Ocean” 
The Whaling Wall project began in 1981 in Laguna Beach, California. These massive murals featuring the largest marine life on earth were intended to raise awareness about the upstream impacts of human activities on our ocean, lakes, rivers, and wetlands. They have been created for cities in countries from New Zealand to Brazil on sports arenas, skyscrapers, utility buildings, movie studios, and airports. All totaled more than one billion people see the murals every year and are reminded of the fragile beautiful of our global marine ecosystems. The murals have been painted on structures for two Olympic Games, including Beijing and Vancouver, and have been dedicated by presidents, astronauts, scientists, and other community community leaders.

The murals have been recognized as a national treasure in media around the world, including the U.S. House of Representative, United Nations, USA Today, the Today Show, National Geographic, and many others. Wyland, 62, remains dedicated to the belief that art and conservation can play a critical role in shaping attitudes and behaviors in the service of a healthier, more sustainable world.

Restoration process
Wyland and the Wyland Foundation restore murals based on the significance and profile of the mural. Examples of large-scale restorations include their work on the 55,000 square foot mural “Gray Whale Migration on the AES Power Plant in Redondo Beach. The mural, which is a southern California icon and seen by millions of people each year, was done in partnership with AES Corporation and the city of Redondo Beach over a period of one week. The restoration concluded with a mini-environmental festival and ribbon cutting.

The restoration process, which varies from wall to wall and may include powerwashing, patching, recolorizing, blending, refining details, and applying a fresh coat of epoxy sealant to reinvigorate the artwork for the public to continue to enjoy.

Partners
Special thanks to Cleveland Water, National Van Lines, Cleveland Public Power, PPG Paints, West Creek Conservancy, United Rentals, and the city of Cleveland.  We at GRC donated the food for volunteers.

Sept. 30 – Oct. 5: Whaling Wall Touch-Up And Dedication

whaling-wallWe are pleased to spread the word about this activity on our famous “Whaling Wall” by CPP on the lake. The Wyland Foundation, in partnership with National Van Lines, is cleaning and touching up the mural this week, and holding a dedication at the end of the week. Volunteers are welcome to assist.

Wyland Marine Life Mural 75, “Song of the Whales”
Cleveland Public Power Building
5251 North Marginal Road, Cleveland
Restoration / Retouch
Oct. 2-5, 2019

Project In Commemoration
of the 50th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire, a landmark event that focused the nation’s attention on the health of our lakes, rivers, and waterways. In support of Cleveland’s efforts to promote a future of good water stewardship, internationally renowned marine life artist Wyland will return to Cleveland to retouch and revitalize his historical Whaling Wall mural on the Cleveland Public Power building on Interstate 90.

The mural, entitled “Song of Whales,” is part of the one of the Wyland Whale Wall project, one of the world’s largest arts-in-public places projects, with 100 life-size marine life murals created in a 30-year span in 17 countries. The Wyland mural for Cleveland spans more than 32,000 square feet and was completed in 1997 and dedicated by then Mayor Michael White. The Wyland Foundation, a 501 c3 non-profit public charity founded by Wyland, has proposed commencing the restoration effort during summer 2019.

“No Matter Where We Live, We Have An Impact On The Ocean” 
The Whaling Wall project began in 1981 in Laguna Beach, California. These massive murals featuring the largest marine life on earth were intended to raise awareness about the upstream impacts of human activities on our ocean, lakes, rivers, and wetlands. They have been created for cities in countries from New Zealand to Brazil on sports arenas, skyscrapers, utility buildings, movie studios, and airports. All totaled more than one billion people see the murals every year and are reminded of the fragile beautiful of our global marine ecosystems. The murals have been painted on structures for two Olympic Games, including Beijing and Vancouver, and have been dedicated by presidents, astronauts, scientists, and other community community leaders.

The murals have been recognized as a national treasure in media around the world, including the U.S. House of Representative, United Nations, USA Today, the Today Show, National Geographic, and many others. Wyland, 62, remains dedicated to the belief that art and conservation can play a critical role in shaping attitudes and behaviors in the service of a healthier, more sustainable world.

Restoration process
Wyland and the Wyland Foundation restore murals based on the significance and profile of the mural. Examples of large-scale restorations include our work on the 55,000 square foot mural “Gray Whale Migration on the AES Power Plant in Redondo Beach. The mural, which is a southern California icon and seen by millions of people each year, was done in partnership with AES Corporation and the city of Redondo Beach over a period of one week. The restoration concluded with a mini-environmental festival and ribbon cutting.

The restoration process, which varies from wall to wall and may include powerwashing, patching, recolorizing, blending, refining details, and applying a fresh coat of epoxy sealant to reinvigorate the artwork for the public to continue to enjoy.

Schedule
At this time, Wyland is expected to do restoration work on the mural during the first week of October:
Sept 30 Power washing / Prep
Oct. 1 Prep / Set up
Oct. 2-4 Painting / Meet & Greets / School Visits
Oct. 4/5 Dedication (TBD)

Partners
Special thanks to Cleveland Water, National Van Lines, Cleveland Public Power, PPG Paints, West Creek Conservancy, United Rentals, and the city of Cleveland.

Volunteer opportunities
As with all Wyland murals, NVL friends, partners, and volunteers are welcome to assist, attend, and enjoy. Please contact Marci Vahey, Wyland Foundation Program Manager at 1 800 Wyland-0, ext. 261 or marciv@wyland.com or Steve Creech at 949-436-2489.

August 27 Possibilities Forum: “HARBOR FACE-OFF: Iconic Footbridge Vs The Landbridge”

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HARBOR FACE-OFF: Iconic Footbridge vs The Landbridge

Connecting the City with the Harbor

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For the first time, proponents for the competing proposals to connect downtown with the harbor will face-off on Tuesday, August 27th at Merwin’s Wharf at 8:30 AM. Doors open at 8:00 AM with beverages and muffins.

  • Learn why the downtown-harbor connection is so important.
  • Historical perspective and previous connection proposals.
  • Merits of the current concepts – landbridge versus footbridge.
  • Get insights from the experts and voice your opinions.

Panelists

Bob Gardin, Chair, Green Ribbon Lakefront Projects / Landbridge Advocate
Tony Coyne, Esq. Chairman, Group Plan Commission / Footbridge Advocate
Chris Lynn, PLA, ASLA, Planning/Landscape Architecture Practice Lead, AECOM
Steven Rugare, Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Kent State, Associate of KSU/Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative

Moderator

Dick Clough, Founder/Board Chair, Green Ribbon Coalition and CEO, CloughCleveland, Inc., IdeaEngineering

Schedule:

8:00 AM – Registration
8:30 AM – Program begins
9:30 AM – Program concludes

Ticket Information:

Seating is limited. The event will sell-out. Make your reservation now.
Admission: Green Ribbon Members $10 / Non-members $15

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POSSIBILITIES: Re-imagining Cleveland’s Lakefront Dialogue Series is presented by the Green Ribbon Coalition and our media partner, Freshwater Cleveland.

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