Hemlock Creek Trail connects Independence to CVNP, Towpath Trail

After more than a decade of planning, the Hemlock Creek Trail in Independence is finally becoming a reality, with a public groundbreaking held on Saturday, June 2. The 1.7-mile asphalt Hemlock Creek trail’s western terminus will begin at Brecksville Road and Selig Drive in Independence, traverse through parts of historic Independence and the Cuyahoga Valley…
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Green Space Interconnectivity Reaches a Milestone

The public is invited to a groundbreaking scheduled June 2 for the long-awaited 1.7-mile Hemlock Creek Trail, which will directly connect Independence and the region’s urban green space lovers with the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), and an extensive system of paved and nature trails that wind throughout the…
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Celebration of Life for Jim King

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Jim King's life, longtime champion of West Creek Conservancy. Saturday, June 2 at 12 PM - 3 PM Watershed Stewardship Center At West Creek 2277 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma, Ohio 44134 James Franklin King III - you may know him as Jim, Jimmy, James, or even Sky…
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Protecting Natural Resources for Future Generations

I have an amazing job - I get to protect land and water resources for future generations. I love getting my girls integrated into what I do. Though they will choose their own career path, I hope that they remember these exploratory walks, fishing trips, hikes, clean-ups, etc, and integrate them into their profession. I…
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