Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cleveland Needs World Class Public Aquarium

Cleveland has long been in need of a world class attraction that would sever the often perceived image as just a sports, blue collar, and party town--to one of more cultural and world class influences. Sure, we have the fine museums, hospitals, zoo, theaters, metro-parks, and such---but one complimentary element that is missing, that could be the crown jewel of these attractions and a draw to the waterfront, would be a new state of the art world class public aquarium.

Aside from being a fun and awe-inspiring visual attraction, such a facility would raise much needed public environmental education and attention about not only the significance of our own Great Lakes Region---and how the way we live impacts it….. and ultimately us, but will demonstrate the same about aquatic eco-systems of the entire planet!

Below is a website which outlines the whole project. Please show your support for this project by passing around this information and sending letters of support to the site and to your local elected representatives.


Photos: Lake Erie Sunset and Harbor/Downtown


James said...

Hi Rob, now at work and I've had a pretty hectic weekend with my family from New Orleans. Nice article. Pretty interesting reading.. Dallas has an aquarium, and is very popular. At the end of the month, there will be the State Fair of Texas, and I usually stop by the aquarium that is close by to see what is going on.. Talk to you soon.. Jim

Angry Man In The Basement said...

Hi Jim, our aquarium---well, what is left of it, is now at the zoo. The original Cleveland Aquarium ceased operations in 1986 due to maintenance issues and lack of cash. A hand full of the original people involved with the original establishment, (I believe) are working hard to get the new one off the ground. It has been well received.

Thanks for stopping by!