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1.5.09: Zoo's bike parking evolves

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/04/09 @ 7:41pm

  • From ClevelandBikes: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will be installing bike racks to park 350 bikes at the Zoo entrance, hopefully in time for spring. The racks will be located in the Hippo Lot, just behind the main ticketing booth. ClevelandBikes has offered bike parking with the Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op during Earthfest at the Zoo, advocating that more bike parking should be a permanent element at the Zoo, founded upon a commitment to nature and education. We have also pointed out to builders and developers that cycling makes good business sense, providing credits for sound environmental design and construction. The Zoo, which shares the commitment to environmentally sound design practices, will use the bike parking to meet LEED certification in the design and construction of the new elephant exhibit area
  • From All Aboard Ohio: 3-C Corridor summit in Cleveland-Join Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and All Aboard Ohio at a breakfast meeting in Cleveland on Wednesday Jan. 7th to help build support for passenger trains linking Ohio's major cities. Ohio Rail Development Commission Executive Director Matthew Dietrich will discuss what is being done by Amtrak; why the state is motivated to pursue this project; and what are the potential planning, funding and implementation timelines. Also: ODOT Changes Project Evaluation Criteria
  • From the Biodiversity Alliance: A new program being developed for 2009 by Biodiversity Alliance is the Academy, an informational program designed to keep staff and volunteers at the four Alliance institutions up-to-date on the threat posed by invasive species to our natural heritage. Information will be presented in several formats, including brown bags, stewardship opportunities and in the Connections newsletter. Curriculum for the Academy will focus on invasive species in our natural areas and in the urban environment. Staff of the Natural History Museum, The Botanical Garden, Holden Arboretum and the Zoo will be introduced to the natural areas owned by Alliance institutions and be given specific examples of invasive species and management strategies used in those areas. The topic of invasive species and the urban gardener will also be an important focus of the curriculum.
  • From the Cleveland Foundation: The Cleveland Foundation is seeking undergraduate, recent college graduates and graduate students to apply to our summer internship program. This program offers students meaningful career-related work and knowledge about the Greater Cleveland non-profit community. Interns are paid $12 per hour for full-time work and attend a weekly seminar highlighting key organizations and programs being conducted in the local nonprofit and public sectors. The application form can be found here. The application deadline is February 6, 2009.
 

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