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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Forest Forum - West Creek Watershed and Chippewa Creek Watershed

The Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan (RAP), Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District and West Creek Preservation will hold a Forest Forum workshop on March 7, to help local government, community leaders and watershed stewards identify areas where forest cover needs restoration.The workshop will include the communities of Parma, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Independence, North Royalton, Seven Hills, Brooklyn Heights and Cleveland, and will take place from 2pm ? 5pm at the Independence Library, 6361 Selig Drive.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 RAP?s 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,? says Jane Goodman, Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization 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 Sunday, March 4. Contact Jane Goodman at goodmanj@crcpo.org or call 216/241-2414, ext. 610 to register, or for more information.The Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan (RAP), Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District and West Creek Preservation will hold a Forest Forum workshop on March 7, to help local government, community leaders and watershed stewards identify areas where forest cover needs restoration.The workshop will include the communities of Parma, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Independence, North Royalton, Seven Hills, Brooklyn Heights and Cleveland, and will take place from 2pm ? 5pm at the Independence Library, 6361 Selig Drive.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 RAP?s 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,? says Jane Goodman, Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization 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 Sunday, March 4. Contact Jane Goodman at goodmanj@crcpo.org or call 216/241-2414, ext. 610 to register, or for more information.

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