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Thursday, January 12, 2012
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Forest Forum - Big Creek Watershed

Forest Forum-Public InvitedUrban trees and urban forests are the ultimate in green infrastructure. Trees provide beauty and cooling; they help attenuate storm water, which cuts down on erosion and water pollution and they increase property values and protect streams.The Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan has initiated the Cuyahoga ReLeaf effort, the goal of which is to restore and enhance forest canopy within the county and the Cuyahoga River watershed. The first in a series of Forest Forums will be held in January in the Big Creek and Euclid Creek watersheds. The workshops will assist local governments, community leaders and watershed stewards in identifying areas where forest cover needs restoration, and in engaging support for restoration work. Community leaders and civic activists are invited to participate in a forum in the watershed nearest to you. Choose the time and location best for you. Watch for additional locations.Big Creek Watershed-Thursday, January 12 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Administration Building (near Zoo entrance), 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109; 2-5:00 p.m. or 5:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.Euclid Creek Watershed-Thursday, January 19, 1-4:00 p.m., South Euclid Community Center, 1370 Victory Drive (off Mayfield, west of Green Rd.); 6-9:00 p.m., South Euclid City Hall, 1349 South Green Rd. Light refreshments will be served.Reserve to Jane Goodman at goodmanj@crcpo.org or call 216-241-2414 x610.Forest Forum-Public InvitedUrban trees and urban forests are the ultimate in green infrastructure. Trees provide beauty and cooling; they help attenuate storm water, which cuts down on erosion and water pollution and they increase property values and protect streams.The Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan has initiated the Cuyahoga ReLeaf effort, the goal of which is to restore and enhance forest canopy within the county and the Cuyahoga River watershed. The first in a series of Forest Forums will be held in January in the Big Creek and Euclid Creek watersheds. The workshops will assist local governments, community leaders and watershed stewards in identifying areas where forest cover needs restoration, and in engaging support for restoration work. Community leaders and civic activists are invited to participate in a forum in the watershed nearest to you. Choose the time and location best for you. Watch for additional locations.Big Creek Watershed-Thursday, January 12 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Administration Building (near Zoo entrance), 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109; 2-5:00 p.m. or 5:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.Euclid Creek Watershed-Thursday, January 19, 1-4:00 p.m., South Euclid Community Center, 1370 Victory Drive (off Mayfield, west of Green Rd.); 6-9:00 p.m., South Euclid City Hall, 1349 South Green Rd. Light refreshments will be served.Reserve to Jane Goodman at goodmanj@crcpo.org or call 216-241-2414 x610.

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