Conservation Educational Center @ Metroparks West Creek Reservation. As part of Riversweep 2013, NEOCHMM got a sneak preview of the improvements at West Creek. This is a dream coming true for Metroparks and the West Creek Conservancy (fka West Creek Preservation Committee. ) The improvements include: an Educational Center; outdoor Pavilion/Picnic Area with amenities and a Garage/Service Support facility. Finishing touches are being added to all the facilities and some warmer spring weather will aid in the growth of plantings. The facility will tentatively open June 21. NEOCHMM hopes to have a regularly scheduled meeting there in July. Check the website for future details.
Over the last 7 years, NEOCHMM has played a minor supporting role in the preservation of West Creek through participation in the RiverSweep Projects and by providing CHMMunity ® grants. NEOCHMM members have also contributed in kind services, such as Phase I Real Estate Assessments and Asbestos Hazard Evaluations for Demolition Projects for the WCC and have served on the Metroparks West Creek Advisory Committee. Every little bit, helps. Congratulations to the Cuyahoga County Metroparks and the West Creek Conservancy ! (photos by Erik Shamberger, CHMM)