Why We Protected our Property

Our Road to Conservation From Jeff and Christine Smith My wife and I were looking for some wooded property to build our home. We found the perfect site and were able to make a deal with a seller, who was Pinnacle Sports of Medina. Everything looked good but the...

Annual River Sweep Deemed a Success

Press Release West Creek Conservancy’s Annual River Sweep a Success. Parma, OH, May 9, 2015: Each year hundreds of volunteers from across the community team up to beautify the Cuyahoga River Valley at Ohio’s largest done-in-a-day cleanup event. This year West Creek...

Images of an Urban Watershed

What does an urban watershed look like to you? We are putting the call out for photos – YOUR photos of our urban watersheds! We will be collecting these images, as many as are submitted, from December 2014 to December 2015; capturing all seasons and Cleveland weather...

Tails for Trails 2014

On Sunday, August 17th we held our third annual Tails for Trails Dog Walk at the Keystone Shelter in the West Creek Reservation.  The event was attended by many local residents and their furry friends.  Participants took part in one-mile and three-mile walks through...

Henninger Homestead Dedication

On September 14, 2013, West Creek Conservancy hosted a ceremony at Parma’s Henninger Homestead to dedicate the site’s newly installed Ohio Historical marker. The dedication ceremony featured speakers including The Honorable Tim DeGeeter, Mayor of Parma, Chuck Germana,...

The Value of Natural Lands

by Christina Kessler-Sarson. When I was six years old, my family built a new house on a winding dead-end street in a beautiful shady valley. Before long, our yard seemed too small and we ventured out to the woods. Holding hands with Mom or Dad, we crossed Ridge Road...