Events

Jul
15
Sat
2017 Conservation Gala @ West Creek Reservation
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Protect, Restore, Connect…That is what we do here at West Creek Conservancy. We are a non-profit conservation organization whose dedicated mission is to enrich the lives of people in Greater Cleveland by conserving natural habitats, restoring the ecological value and sustainability of urban lands, and expanding neighborhood opportunities to experience nature. Since 1997, West Creek Conservancy has been connecting people to parks and protecting our drinking water. With your help, we can continue to protect our natural resources today and for future generations.

Up! A Creek...Our major annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the West Creek Reservation. This event brings together over 500 supporters for an evening of conservation celebration. Festivities begin at 5:00 pm with a specialty cocktail hour, followed by dinner, live entertainment, wine toss games, dancing, raffles/auctions, and more.

Tickets are available now on Eventbrite!

Why Sponsor Up! A Creek?

  • You become a public partner with West Creek Conservancy
  • You have seized the opportunity to make a visible and enduring impact right here in Greater Cleveland
  • You believe that clean waterways, abundant natural areas, and attractive trails help build and maintain healthy, vibrant communities
  • You believe in raising the value of our Greater Cleveland communities by making nature our neighbor
  • You can join us and other revelers for a fun-filled evening on July 15 while receiving numerous benefits and a tax-deductible contribution receipt
  • To help us continue our work of saving green spaces & waterways

CLICK HERE to view our sponsorship packages. For information or to sign up for a sponsorship, please contact Derek at dschafer@westcreek.org or 216-749-3720 ext. 12.

Jul
22
Sat
Snake Hill Parkland Hike @ Snake Hill Parkland
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am

Would you like to enjoy one of the largest areas of protected land in Parma? Then join us for a beautiful Summer hike in the beautiful, hidden treasure that is the Snake Hill Parkland!

The terrain is moderate, and the hike will be approximately 1 mile. We will be walking on both cleared natural trail, and open wooded area. Please wear appropriate footwear, and dress for the weather.

Please register by July 17th by calling 216-749-3720 ext. 11, or by RSVPing on Meetup.

We will be meeting in Sandy Hook Park, which is located at the end of Larch Drive in Parma. Parking is available on Larch Drive and the adjacent streets.

Contact Jakob with any questions: Jakob@westcreek.org

Aug
7
Mon
Monday MeetUp: What’s Up with Friends of Euclid Creek @ Wildwood Shelter at Wildwood Park, Euclid Creek Reservation
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn what Friends of Euclid Creek are up to with a tour of wetland and stream restoration projects. Hear about historic stream use and how you can shape the future of a clean stream. Light refreshments provided by Friends of Euclid Creek.

The event will be held at the Wildwood Shelter at Wildwood Park, Euclid Creek Reservation, located at the park entrance at Lake Shore Blvd. and E. 174th Street in Cleveland.

Registration required. details to come.

To learn more about Monday MeetUps: What’s Up with Local Watershed Groups and how you can get involved, visit Cleveland Metroparks’ Watershed Volunteer Program page.

Aug
17
Thu
Hemlock Creek Trailhead Hike @ Hemlock Creek Trailhead
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm

Want to experience one of Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s largest community connectors before the construction begins? Join us for a beautiful Summer hike along the scenic Hemlock Creek!

This will be the third of four hikes in 2017 on Hemlock Creek Trail, one for every season. The terrain is moderate, and the hike will be approximately 2 miles. The path is cleared nature trail. Please wear appropriate footwear, and dress for the weather.

Register by August 13th by calling 216-749-3720 ext. 11, or by RSVPing on Meetup.

Contact Jakob with any questions: Jakob@westcreek.org

*Parking available at Cleveland Clinic Operations Center, S.E. Corner of the parking lot*

Sep
14
Thu
Seven Hills Trail Hike @ Seven Hills Trail
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm

The Seven Hills Greenway Linkage is a one mile paved trail that will eventually connect residents to West Creek Reservation and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The trail begins beside Panera Bread, and continues past Seven Hills City Hall and Recreation Center, extending along the First Energy power line corridor past the soccer fields and behind Hillside Junior High School to Cricket Lane.

If you would like to experience how Seven Hills will connect to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and West Creek Reservation then join us for this Spring hike! The hike will start at Seven Hills Recreation Center and travel down a paved trail, and then continue with some off trail hiking. The hike will end up back at the Seven Hills Recreation Center. The terrain is moderate, and the hike will be approximately 3 miles. The hike will be on mostly all-purpose trail, with a portion done off trail. Please wear appropriate footwear, and dress for the weather.

Register by September 11th by calling 216-749-3720 ext. 11, or by RSVPing on Meetup.

Contact Jakob with any questions: Jakob@westcreek.org

*Parking available at Seven Hills Recreation Center*

*We will meet near the large flag pole in the parking lot to the south of the Recreation Center*

Oct
7
Sat
Hemlock Creek Trailhead Hike @ Hemlock Creek Trailhead
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am

Want to experience one of Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s largest community connectors before the construction begins? Join us for a beautiful early Fall hike along the scenic Hemlock Creek!

This will be the last of four hikes in 2017 on Hemlock Creek Trail, one for every season. The terrain is moderate, and the hike will be approximately 2 miles. The path is cleared nature trail. Please wear appropriate footwear, and dress for the weather.

Register by October 4th by calling 216-749-3720 ext. 11, or by RSVPing on Meetup.

Contact Jakob with any questions: Jakob@westcreek.org

*Parking available at Cleveland Clinic Operations Center, S.E. Corner of the parking lot*

Oct
28
Sat
Creatures in the Forest 5K Run & 1 Mile Trot for Treats @ Keystone Pavilion
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am

Creatures in the Forest 5K Run and 1 Mile Trot for Treats will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Details can be found on this site at Creatures in the Forest 5K Run.

Download the Registration Form and Waiver now!
Or register online at GreaterClevelandXC.com
Save $5 by registering by October 13!

Sponsorships are available to support this fun run!
Download our Sponsor Request Letter and Sponsorship Form.
Contact Dawn Petkov at 216-749-3720 ext. 10 with questions and sponsorship submission.

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