Master's degree in Geography from Univ of Akron. Works in Metro Area Transportation Study Division of Akron. Mapping short- & long-range plans for federal funding. Became activist in college. Motivated by article in Akron Beacon Journal; toured park. Conducted schoolbus tours; helped in Beaver Pond and other park cleanup projects. Joined Sierra Club to help preserve Valley. Personal connection to Valley and help in developing trails. Creation of Cuyahoga Valley Trail Council. Personal reflections on hiking the park trails. Balance between preservation and tourism. Return of wildlife to park. Need for bridge on Brandywine Creek and bike and equestrian trails.
Fritsch, Tom (interviewee)
Loman, Nate (interviewer)
Rivers Roads and Rails 2008
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"Tom Fritsch Interview, 2008" (2008). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 517066.