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Reimagining a New Future

West Creek Conservancy's Parmadale initiative was featured in this month's Parma Observer highlighting our desire to reclaim the area to relieve our over-stressed local sewer systems, and expand access to the park and its new trails, encouraging healthier lifestyles for thousands of people. The free publication can be downloaded by clicking here: Parma Observer -…
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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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