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 Conservancy partnered with Canalway Partners to host the event on its 25th annual clean-up.

The West Creek Conservancy clean-up site was held at the creek behind Giant Eagle, located at 7400 Broadview Rd, just north of Pleasant Valley Road in Parma. With the help of 245 volunteers, 75 bags of garbage, shopping carts, tires, and other debris were removed from the property. In addition to the clean-up, over 25 large trees, 600 live stakes, 1,500 wetland plants, 24 shrubs and 100 quarts of flowers were planted throughout the property. The volunteers worked hard and enjoyed refreshments courtesy of Giant Eagle, Qdoba Mexican Grill, and Domino’s.

About West Creek Conservancy: West Creek Conservancy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving Greater Cleveland with urban land and water resource protection, habitat restoration, and trail development. Founded in 1997 as West Creek Preservation Committee, WCC protects over 700 acres and 100 parcels of land in Cuyahoga County. For more information on WCC visit or contact executive director Derek Schafer at 216-749-3720 ext. 12.


See the event photos in our online gallery here: River Sweep – 2015