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Walks, Talks, & More from West Creek Conservancy



Walks, Talks, & More from West Creek Conservancy

Welcome the longest days of the year!  Get out to enjoy the extra sunshine and fresh air of our last vernal days of 2018.  West Creek Conservancy continues to expand your neighborhood opportunities to do just that. 

West Creek Conservancy is protecting natural areas throughout Cuyahoga County.  Since its founding in 1997, over 1500 acres have been conserved across 20 communities.  These include many projects in the Village of Brooklyn Heights – a longtime and tremendous community partner of the Conservancy. 

To help you discover these areas, West Creek Conservancy continues its series of guided hikes and related events in 2018.  Events are open to the public and free, with the exception this month of a fun benefit on June 22 (see bottom).

Many events this year relate to the West Creek Greenway.  It’s the Conservancy’s proposed 30-mile network of trails and green space that will join neighborhoods across central Cuyahoga County – including Brooklyn Heights - to each other and regional parks.  The piece known as “Hemlock Trail” has its official groundbreaking June 2nd in Independence.  It will help link West Creek Reservation in Parma to the Towpath Trail in Valley View.

Advanced registration for the guided walks is requested.  Call 216-749-3720 ext 11 or email  For a complete list of 2018 events and to learn more about West Creek Conservancy, visit or call 216-749-3720. 


Sat., June 2nd, 10 am - noon.  “Groundbreaking Ceremony for Hemlock Trail.” Bring your own shovel (seriously!) and be part of the photo as dignitaries officially launch the construction phase of another piece of the West Creek Greenway.  Hemlock Trail will be a 1.7-mile section joining Elmwood Park to the Towpath and include a new bridge over the Cuyahoga. Refreshments served.  See June 16th.

Wed., June 6th, 7 pm - 9 pm.  “Cuyahoga County’s Greenways Plan.” Public meeting at Parma-Snow Rd library.  The 30-mile West Creek Greenway is one of several greenways being proposed for our county. Tonight Glenn Coyne, Director of the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, will present an overview of these new trails and describe how they will benefit our communities and the region.

Sat., June 9th, 9 am – noon.  “Hiking the Future West Creek Greenway – Elmwood Park to Seven Hills.”  We’ll trek a 4 to 5-mile round trip to explore the proposed trail linking the Seven Hills Recreation Center near Broadview Road and Elmwood Park in Independence.  This part of the Greenway will help connect West Creek Reservation to the Towpath.  Meet at the gazebo near Independence Library on Selig Drive.

Sat., June 16th, 10 am – noon.  “Discover the Hemlock Trail.”  Enjoy an easy scenic 2.5-mile walk to experience this piece of the proposed West Creek Greenway before major construction begins.  Park behind the Cleveland Clinic Operations Center at 6801 Brecksville Rd, in the far corner of rear lot.

Fri., June 22nd, 7 pm – 10 pm.  “Tacos & Tequila Benefit.”  Join West Creek Conservancy and Young Professionals of Parma to enjoy a night of unlimited tacos, drinks, live bands, and cheer to benefit the work of the Conservancy and YPP. Meet at the Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Reservation.  $25 ticket must be purchased in advance  – call 216-749-3720 x10.