Monthly Archives: June 2016

Creating Spaces for Nature

Restoring native habitats, one plant at a time. Where Native Plants are Needed: Above, volunteers at the Confluence Restoration Area in Independence complete the reintroduction of native plants, such as those now being raised at Spring Hill Native Plant Nursery. Once occupied by a vacant warehouse and parking lot, the site is regularly flooded by…
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Reclaiming Urban Lands

Fulfilling a family‚Äôs wish along Bear Creek. Conservation through Collaboration: Through the generosity of the Gries family, and working with several partners, a site in Bedford along Bear Creek where abandoned homes once stood is now an unimpaired flood plain habitat protected by West Creek Conservancy. The Challenge: Three old abandoned houses. Obsolete heating and…
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Protecting Areas That Sustain Us

Saving the best of Baldwin Creek. Where Healthy Lakes Begin: The headwaters of Baldwin Creek meander through 17 acres of undisturbed habitat, a recent acquisition by West Creek Conservancy in the southwest corner of Parma. Urban headwater areas like this provide a crucial link in sustaining the health of Lake Erie. The Challenge: Where does…
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Connecting People to Nature

Delivering greater public access to parks and trails. Providing Access to Greenspace: Trailheads give neighborhoods ready access to parks. West Creek Conservancy helped establish the one above near Dentzler Road in Parma, on the western edge of West Creek Reservation. The future trailhead at Parkhaven Drive on the eastern edge of the reservation will provide…
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