Making Nature Your Neighbor

We are all together in getting through these tumultuous times. It has become imperative to connect to, and experience Nature if physically or virtually. Throughout Northeast Ohio there are gems to enjoy that are “low risk”, can help you get that breath of fresh air that you deserve, and will connect you to the natural world in which we live. Join us as we continue our journey to explore sites throughout our region and get our weekly West Creek Wednesday: Nature Fix! Together, we’ll explore some well-known trails and hidden gems we think you’ll be excited to learn more about.

The Hike: Palmetto Woods Conservation

Location: The Tinkers Creek Watershed

For this week’s installment, your West Creek Conservancy team, with the assistance of the Tinkers Creek Watershed Partnership, bring you to a conserved piece of land in a heavily developed section of the Tinkers Creek. Though an address for this one is not provided (being near residential areas and social distance can be compromised) we wanted to highlight this effort for our followers to show you efforts happening around town! This hike yielded some sensitive species only seen in high quality waterways and wetlands such as Big tooth Aspen and Trout Lillies, but also showed a presence of invasives such as Garlic Mustard.

There will be opportunity once cleanups can be organized and groups are able to convene once more to help steward this property so you can hike it and see its beauty first hand. Being between developed areas, there is an influx of trash that could be removed by a dedicated group. Please see our website, as well as Tinkers Creek Watershed Partnership’s, for volunteer opportunities (once we are able again).

Conservation Work

This recently acquired 37 acre property has over 3,000 linear feet of permanently protected high quality stream, wetland, and well established forest. It s a wonderful addition to the portfolio of West Creek Conservancy’s land and will forever provide the natural resource services that it currently does. A natural area such as this provides both floodplain and habitat that allows for flora and fauna to thrive as well as reduced flooding issues downstream.
Join us weekly for your Nature Fix as we tour properties throughout the region and extend the work of West Creek Conservancy onto your devices.

Palmetto Woods Gallery: Our Hike