Category Archives: West Creek in Action

Updates on West Creek Conservancy projects and campaigns

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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West Creek is Making Connections with the Hemlock Creek Trail

West Creek Conservancy has been a driving (no pun intended) force for the Hemlock Creek Trail in the City of Independence, which will ultimately be the largest community connector for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Nearly 2 miles in length, the trail will help connect the eastern section of the West Creek Greenway (and…
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