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Everyone needs access to greenspace and nature. West Creek is protecting local natural areas, open spaces, streams and waterways right here in our community.

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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.

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Restore streams and habitats to clean out air and water.

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Connect people to nature by creating recreational trails and greenways.

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News and Updates

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...

Invasives Removal at Dusty Goldenrod Preserve

Invasives Removal at Dusty Goldenrod Preserve

This article was written by our Summer 2021 intern, Dana Lettl. In May of 2019, West Creek Conservancy, along with several other partners, including Friends of Euclid Creek and the city of Highland Heights, purchased 37-acre Dusty Goldenrod Preserve as part of a...

Field Work at Brooklyn City Halls’ Stickney Creek

Field Work at Brooklyn City Halls’ Stickney Creek

This article was written by our Summer 2021 intern, Natalie Feighan. Brooklyn Ohio’s Stickney Creek is located in Veterans Memorial Park, a public greenspace that provides the community with opportunities for recreation and exploration. At one point however, runoff...

West Creek Holds 2021 Annual Meeting

West Creek Holds 2021 Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who joined our 2021 Annual Meeting, held virtually this year. West Creek advanced many incredible projects in the past year. You can watch the full recording of our annual meeting below to learn more. We remain focused on results, filling a vital...

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