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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Marsh restoration volunteers needed

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes continues the Marsh Restoration Project with Planting Week. Volunteers are at the ready to plant 3,000 grasses and wildflowers, 200 shrubs and 20 large trees, all native to this area. Sarah Cech, the Natural Resources Specialist and Green experts at the Nature Center, along with a corps of volunteers, have been working to remove the invasive non-native plants, in particular the narrow-leaved cattail, that have taken over the marsh. The cattails out-compete the native plants for water, sunlight, and nutrients and drastically reduce biological diversity. Now that the cattails have been removed, a variety of native plants will be introduced to re-establish the marsh. For information about volunteering, contact Brandon Henneman at (216) 321-5935, ext. 237, or email henneman@shakerlakes.org. This project is made possible by a two-year, $78,665 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency through the Cuyahoga County Surface Water Improvement Fund.

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes continues the Marsh Restoration Project with Planting Week. Volunteers are at the ready to plant 3,000 grasses and wildflowers, 200 shrubs and 20 large trees, all native to this area. Sarah Cech, the Natural Resources Specialist and Green experts at the Nature Center, along with a corps of volunteers, have been working to remove the invasive non-native plants, in particular the narrow-leaved cattail, that have taken over the marsh. The cattails out-compete the native plants for water, sunlight, and nutrients and drastically reduce biological diversity. Now that the cattails have been removed, a variety of native plants will be introduced to re-establish the marsh. For information about volunteering, contact Brandon Henneman at (216) 321-5935, ext. 237, or email henneman@shakerlakes.org. This project is made possible by a two-year, $78,665 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency through the Cuyahoga County Surface Water Improvement Fund.

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