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Thursday, March 29, 2012
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Forest Forum - Mill Creek and North Tinkers Creek

ReLeaf Forest Forum to help Mill Creek and North Tinkers Creek watershed communities grow healthy streamsCleveland ? The Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan (RAP), Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. Mill Creek Watershed Partners, and the Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners will hold a Forest Forum workshop on March 29, to help local government, community leaders and watershed stewards identify areas where forest cover needs restoration.The workshop will include the communities of Beachwood, Bedford, Bedford Heights, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Heights, Garfield Heights, Glenwillow, Highland Hills, Maple Heights, North Randall, Oakwood, Orange, Shaker Heights, Solon, Valley View, Walton Hills and Warrensville Heights, and will take place from 3:00pm ? 6:00pm at the Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus, Room 230 ELA (Liberal Arts Building), 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122 . (Note: Enter Parking Lot B-2 from Robert Bishop Drive (NOT Richmond Road), south off Harvard Rd., just west of Richmond Road. Participants will receive maps of forest cover for each watershed community, and identify gaps and opportunities for restoration. The effort will also help direct future funding and planting projects to the areas that are identified in the workshops. Local government officials, Planning Commission members, community leaders and those interested in environmental stewardship are invited to take part in the workshop. Community leaders who participate will have the added opportunity to participate in Tree Commission Academy and receive ongoing support.The workshops are part of the Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization?s (CRCPO) Cuyahoga ReLeaf initiative. ?Our mission is to protect and restore the health of the Cuyahoga, and that involves the streams and tributary watersheds that contribute to it, for better or worse,? said Jane Goodman, CRCPO Executive Director. ?Forest cover is an essential part of the system that keeps streams clean and cool, aquatic life healthy, and soil where it belongs. We need healthy forest canopy if we want healthy streams.?Funding for the Cuyahoga ReLeaf program is provided by the Ohio Environmental Education Fund.Registration is required ? deadline is Monday, March 26. Contact Jane Goodman at goodmanj@crcpo.org or call 216/241-2414 x 610 to register, or for more information.ReLeaf Forest Forum to help Mill Creek and North Tinkers Creek watershed communities grow healthy streamsCleveland ? The Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan (RAP), Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. Mill Creek Watershed Partners, and the Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners will hold a Forest Forum workshop on March 29, to help local government, community leaders and watershed stewards identify areas where forest cover needs restoration.The workshop will include the communities of Beachwood, Bedford, Bedford Heights, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Heights, Garfield Heights, Glenwillow, Highland Hills, Maple Heights, North Randall, Oakwood, Orange, Shaker Heights, Solon, Valley View, Walton Hills and Warrensville Heights, and will take place from 3:00pm ? 6:00pm at the Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus, Room 230 ELA (Liberal Arts Building), 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122 . (Note: Enter Parking Lot B-2 from Robert Bishop Drive (NOT Richmond Road), south off Harvard Rd., just west of Richmond Road. Participants will receive maps of forest cover for each watershed community, and identify gaps and opportunities for restoration. The effort will also help direct future funding and planting projects to the areas that are identified in the workshops. Local government officials, Planning Commission members, community leaders and those interested in environmental stewardship are invited to take part in the workshop. Community leaders who participate will have the added opportunity to participate in Tree Commission Academy and receive ongoing support.The workshops are part of the Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization?s (CRCPO) Cuyahoga ReLeaf initiative. ?Our mission is to protect and restore the health of the Cuyahoga, and that involves the streams and tributary watersheds that contribute to it, for better or worse,? said Jane Goodman, CRCPO Executive Director. ?Forest cover is an essential part of the system that keeps streams clean and cool, aquatic life healthy, and soil where it belongs. We need healthy forest canopy if we want healthy streams.?Funding for the Cuyahoga ReLeaf program is provided by the Ohio Environmental Education Fund.Registration is required ? deadline is Monday, March 26. Contact Jane Goodman at goodmanj@crcpo.org or call 216/241-2414 x 610 to register, or for more information.

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