Make Nature Your Neighbor

About Our Organization

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.

West Creek is a 501c3 organization, founded in 1997 and serves the Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio region. West Creek’s 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

Intern Sponsorship Program

West Creek has become the place for college students to compete for an internship. Local students recognize that an internship with West Creek provides a crucial career supplement to a college degree. We provide hands-on, real-world experience with a career network of Conservancy partners.

Your business or organization can partner with the Conservancy to sponsor an Intern at West Creek. For more details, please email

Current Positions

We are looking for two Natural Resource and Outreach Assistants through the NOWCorps program to join our team.

In this role, you’ll play a pivotal role in stewarding our local environment. Your responsibilities will include leading volunteer efforts at Stearns Native Nursery, overseeing the growth and planting of native flora, managing wildlife monitoring technology, assisting with restoration projects, maintaining trails, engaging the public through hikes and discussions, promoting the Northern Ohio Watershed Corps through education and outreach activities, and contributing to conservation efforts through various tasks. The service year runs from October 2024 to September 2025.

Click the full job description for more details.