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We all need access to greenspace. Together withour partners, West Creek is protecting local natural areas, open spaces, streams and waterways right here in our community.

Our Projects

We’re reclaiming vacant urban lands and restoring streams, wetlands, woods and natural habitats right here in our community.

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West Creek hosts an exciting array of hikes, meetings, and other events throughout the year. We invite you to hear guest speakers, explore…

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Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich the lives of all people in Northeast Ohio by conserving natural habitats, restoring the ecological value of our region’s lands and waters, and expanding opportunities to connect people from all cultures to experience nature and discover our great outdoors.

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Protect natural areas for people and wildlife to use and enjoy.

Restore

Restore streams and habitats to clean out air and water.

Connect

Connect people to nature by creating recreational trails and greenways.

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Irishtown Bend Park: Progress Through Partnerships

Irishtown Bend Park: Progress Through Partnerships

The excerpt below was taken from a Cleveland.com article published Sept. 20, 2021. CLEVELAND, Ohio — A potentially spectacular new urban park overlooking the Cuyahoga River and the downtown skyline at Irishtown Bend on the city’s West Side is poised to shift from...

Wildlife-Friendly Fall Yard Cleanup

Wildlife-Friendly Fall Yard Cleanup

Before any landscape program begins, assess the current conditions of your home landscape. This assessment will help you to identify and prioritize future projects and allow you to appreciate all the positive changes you’ve made.

Collaboration Plays an Important Role at West Creek

Collaboration Plays an Important Role at West Creek

Recognizing the importance of collaboration and partnerships, built on mutual goals and values, West Creek stepped in to acquire a critical property on behalf of the Medina County Park District. This acquisition is an example of West Creek’s ability to identify and...

West Creek Secures Funding for Bird Family Bog Preserve

West Creek Secures Funding for Bird Family Bog Preserve

West Creek is pleased to announce full funding for The Bird Family Bog Preserve from H2Ohio and Clean Ohio. The 171-acre property presented a rare opportunity to protect one of the few extant bogs in Ohio. The bog is the only historically known site in Ohio of the...

The Critters in the Stream

The Critters in the Stream

This article was written by our Summer 2021 intern, Caitlin Jurcago. The Cleveland Metroparks has set out on a summer-long mission to assess over one hundred streams within the park system to gain insights on the health of the ecosystems. Claire Weldon, an Aquatic...

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We are seeking proposals from experienced design/build teams for stream restoration project in Highland Hills in the Mill Creek Watershed.