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Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Stewardship Center Opens in June

May 31, 2013 in Asset List, Environment

The Cleveland Metroparks’s Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek, staffed by natural resource and education professionals, land protection specialists, volunteers, and visiting scientists, is the first facility in Cleveland Metroparks dedicated to scientific research and promoting sustainable action.

Its mission of enhancing and protecting our urban watersheds will be achieved through innovative community programming, encouraging regional participation in watershed issues, and promoting scientific discovery.

Here some information on the opening celebration, June 21 – 22:

Celebrate the solstice as we joyfully cross the bridge into the new Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek!

The Watershed Stewardship Center is dedicated to promoting healthy urban watersheds through science, education, research and restoration. This Center was developed through a dedicated partnership between Cleveland Metroparks, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and West Creek Conservancy to serve a diverse community through adult and youth science education programming and professional trainings and workshops. Come explore, discover and delight in the Watershed Stewardship Center’s unique blend of science and technology, paired with green design and grassroots volunteer action.

Learn about your local watershed by viewing our interactive topographic map and tour dozens of water management features. Would you like to meet a Water Hog? Wonder how a green roof makes “cents” by keeping its cool? Want to stroll through our stormwater pipe? There is a new experience for everyone wanting to take a plunge at the Watershed Stewardship Center this summer!

To find out more visit the Metroparks Website.


What makes a quality connected place?

October 25, 2012 in Asset List, Quality Connected Places

Quality Connected Places

One of the Vibrant NEO 2040 work streams is focused on the attributes of a quality connected place and the elements that lead to vibrant place making. We have many of these great spaces and places through Northeast Ohio that truly make our 12 county region unique.

A good way to begin analyzing these attributes of quality connected places is to think about what we have as assets in the region. Northeast Ohio is a diverse, vibrant and exciting region, with assets, attributes and points of pride in every community. Those assets may be natural wonders, historic buildings, cultural monuments, arts institutions, etc.

Everyone who lives here has his or her own idea of Northeast Ohio’s most important assets. NEOSCC has been working to catalog, map, and quantify the impact of Northeast Ohio’s regional and local assets. Because our assets make us what we are as a region, we want to better understand what they are, where they are, and what they mean to us.

What is a Northeast Ohio asset that is important to you? It could be something local in your community or something that you travel to within the region or perhaps it is something that you know draws visitors into our region.  The shuffle images on our new home page celebrate something unique about each of our 12 counties but we know there are many many more.

Visit our asset map and take a look at our “starting block.” This is a preliminary gathering of some of our assets. What are we missing? What assets help to create Northeast Ohio’s unique, quality connected places? By the way, you can also use the map to discover some assets and places to visit throughout the region (our map will tell you the distance needed to travel.)

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