Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Watershed Events

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Bringing Nature Home: A Series of Free Talks about Ecological Gardening

Presented by Doan Brook Watershed Partnership and Friends of Lower Lake

In Partnership with Gardenopolis, Gardenwalk Cleveland Heights, 2019 Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium, and the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

EARTH DAY Monday, April 22, 7-8:30 pm-Stewardship in our backyards

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, 2600 South Park, Cleveland

Join us to learn how the Nature Center maintains our natural areas in an urban environment and easy steps you can take at home to be a good earth steward. In our modern day, leaving nature “to take its course” isn’t enough to preserve healthy habitats. Mother Nature needs a little help from her friends. We’ll talk about the challenges, tools and techniques used to keep our habitats healthy. We will also discuss recent and upcoming projects at the Nature Center. A Q&A session at the end will provide you with the opportunity to ask Nick Mikash, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Natural Resources Specialist, your stewardship-related questions. A short hike will follow the presentation.

 

For more Info on any of the talks please email: friendsoflowerlake@gmail.com

 

 Annual Stream Sweeps/Clean-ups

Litter is a persistent problem in our parks and green spaces, where it is both harmful to the environment and unsightly. Additionally, litter such as plastic bags, bottles, food wrappers, Styrofoam, and coffee cups that is discarded on our streets can enter local waterways through storm drains and ultimately end up in Lake Erie, our source of drinking water. We organize clean-up days in late April every year in celebration of Earth Day to help maintain our watersheds and green spaces and to give volunteers an opportunity to demonstrate how much they value our urban parks, streams, and waterways.

 

Doan Brook/Rockefeller Park Clean-up - April 27 from 1-3 PM.

Meet at gazebo by Rockefeller Park Lagoon (near intersection of MLK and E. 105th). Parking is available near gazebo or across MLK at the tennis court parking lots (entrance off E. 105th).

 

Doan Brook gorge/Shaker Lakes Clean-up - April 28 from 1-3 PM.

Meet at tent off Fairhill (along Lake-to-Lakes Trail) at intersection of Fairhill and E. 127th. Street parking.

 

All Clean-ups run from 1-3 PM but you may arrive as early as 12:30 PM to sign-in and grab gloves, trash bags, and snacks/refreshments. These public events are free and open to all individuals, families, and community groups who will have the chance to get a little wet, a little dirty, and have a lot of fun pulling trash and debris from stream corridors or pulling invasive plants from the surrounding banks.

Warm clothing and waterproof boots are recommended. Advance registration is encouraged, especially for large groups. To register for any of our clean-ups, please visit doanbrookpartnership.org or contact Andrew at klooster@doanbrookpartnership.org or 216-325-7781 ext. 6783

The Annual Doan Brook and Dugway Stream Clean-ups are sponsored by Doan Brook Watershed Partnership, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, Case Western Reserve University Student Sustainability Council, Larchmere Community Association, the Litterbugz, Bluestone Heights, the City of Cleveland Heights, the City of Shaker Heights, and East Cleveland Parks Association.

For information about the Great Cleveland Clean-Up taking place April 27th-28th at various locations across greater Cleveland visit the Litterbugz website

 

Spring Botany Hike - May 11 from 2-4 PM

 

Join local tree-expert Dr. Ted Auch and the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership for an educational walk around Lower Lake focused on identification techniques for common native and naturalized trees and plants. Additionally, you will learn why different species of trees grow where they do and how trees/plants relate to storm water and pollution control.

We will meet at the Lower Lake dam (Brook Road). Online registration will be available on our homepage at doanbrookpartnership.org. You can also contact Andrew at 216-325-7781 ext. 6783 or klooster@doanbrookpartnership.org to register.

 

Famicos Rain Barrel Workshop - May 8 from 5:30-6:30 PM

 

Make your own rain barrel, and you’ll save more than water! We’ll supply the barrel, parts, and tools and show you how to construct a 55 gallon rain barrel system. Barrels can easily be attached to any standard downspout to collect and conserve rain water for your plants and yard. You will also learn how rain barrels may make you eligible for savings on your stormwater bill.

Event will be hosted at Stonebrook Montessori. Please call Famicos at (216) 791-6476 ext 269 to register and reserve your rain barrel


 

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Rain Barrel Workshop - May 21 from 6:30-8 PM

Make your own rain barrel, and you’ll save more than water! We’ll supply the barrel, parts, and tools and show you how to construct a closed, 55 gallon rain barrel system. Barrels can easily be attached to any standard downspout to collect and conserve rain water for your plants and yard. You will also learn how rain barrels may make you eligible for savings on your stormwater bill.

Workshop fee, including barrel and parts, is $60. Space is limited and advance registration is required by May 6th online at www.shakerlakes.org. For registration questions or more information call 321- 5935 ext 240 Nick Mikash. This event is hosted by Nature Center at Shaker Lakes in collaboration with Doan Brook Watershed Partnership.


 

 


 

 

 








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