Blue Heron Homecoming 2022 FAQs



Blue Heron is two weeks away!  If you're planning on joining us Friday the 17th, below are some frequently asked questions.

Where do I park?

Only handicapped parking is available on site for the event, but shuttle buses, provided by TL Transport, will be running from Buchtel CLC (every 45 minutes), Firestone High School (every 30 minutes) and North High School (every 30 minutes). We also have a shuttle running from the closest bus stop which is Cuyahoga & Uhler serviced by Route #34.

How do I get a free Metro ride?

To get a free ride to the homecoming, simply show the metro driver our flyer in print or on your phone. This will get you to the Cuyahoga & Uhler bus stop serviced by Route #34.

What activities will there be?

In addition to bus tours of AWR project sites, you can check out an Akron Fire Department firetruck, METRO RTA's e-bus, and a sewer and TV truck from the Water Reclamation Facility. This year, we will have a wide range of exhibitors with over two dozen fun and educational activities: 

AECOM Great Sewer Race

Akron Fire Department

Akron Waterways Renewed! Bracelet Making

Akron Zoo

Akron, Watershed Division

Anser Advisory Making a Rain Stick

ARCADIS Birds of the Cuyahoga River

Burgess & Niple 

C&K Industrial Services, Inc

Conservation on the Cuyahoga Macroinvertebrate Mayhem

CT Consultants

CTI Engineers CTI Super Bowl Flush

Cuyahoga Valley National Park River Renewal

Downtown Akron Partnership

DLZ Ohio, Inc Super Flush

Friends of the Crooked River

GPD Macroinvertebrate Mayhem

Halle's Engineering & Design, LLC 

Kayak Group Kayak Demonstration

Keep Akron Beautiful

McMillen Jacobs Combined Sewer Overflow Storage Tunnels

Metro RTA

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Office of Integrated Development Akronite App

Ohio EPA

Summit Metro Parks Free the Falls, Wild Backyards

Summit Soil and Water Rain Barrels

Thomarios Northside Project

University of Akron Field Station Build a Boat

Water Reclamation Facility/Sewer Maintenance 

Wick Poetry Center Poetic Inventory of Cuyahoga Valley National Park

What about entertainment?

There will be live music, a DJ, free lunch and a free 9oz Kona Shaved Ice to all children who collect six stickers for their passport.