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Special Events

Explore Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway
September 2 – 6

Join us for a five day trip down the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in Northern Maine. We’ll start at Churchill Dam on September 2, paddling down the pristine Allagash River and along a few lakes longer than wide to the junction with the St. James River. The early autumn season in the Maine North Woods is typically characterized by mild temperatures, blue skies and few insects. A side trip is possible to Acadia National Park. Previous canoeing or camping experience would be a plus. For more information call one of the trip co-organizers: Dennis Michael Plank at 216-939-8229 or John Holian at 440-777-7903. 

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Rainforest Committee Sponsors Lectures on South American Mining (Berea)
Sept. 3-16

Learn about the environmental and social impacts of mining in the countries of Colombia and Ecuador. Also, photograph and drawing exhibit at Baldwin Wallace. Read more…

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Point of No Return: Exploring Extinction
Sept. 5

Murch Auditorium at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History Friday, September 5, 2014; 9 am to 4 pm $15 per person (if purchased before August 30, 2014) Register Now

For as long as there has been life on Earth, there has been extinction. It is estimated that more than 99.9 percent of all species that ever lived are extinct. Modern biodiversity represents the sum of the survivors. Five times before in the planet’s history, mass extinction events have swept away swaths of species. Now, the rate of extinction is escalating again, evidence that a sixth mass extinction is underway. What’s different is that this one is human-caused. Through overfishing, hunting, habitat destruction, pollution, introducing invasive species and the explosive growth of our own population, humanity has broken down ecosystems around the planet. It’s estimated that 12 to 52 percent of species within well-studied groups of organisms are threatened with extinction.

Murch Auditorium at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Friday, September 5, 2014; 9 am to 4 pm
$20 per person (if purchased after August 30, 2014)

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NOACA Annual Meeting: Housing + Transportation: A True Measure of Affordability
September 12

Transportation and air and water quality affect livability in northeast Ohio. This year’s theme, “The True Cost of Transportation,” will give attendees greater insight into transportation and infrastructure funding issues. The Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Convention Center. Read more…

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Sustainable Cleveland Summit
Sept. 17 & 18

Invite to Summit. It will focus on the current Year of Zero Waste and preparing for 2015, the Year of Clean Water. We will also continue to design around the City’s Climate Action Plan that was co-created by more than 50 businesses and organizations. Read more…

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Cleveland Bus to the NYC Climate March
September 21, 7 PM

Reserve your bus spot to the People’s Climate March in NYC! This might be the biggest public outpouring of support for climate solutions this planet has ever seen. Info and Registration…

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Recurring Events

SATURDAYS 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Saturday Walks at the Nature Center Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
2600 S. Park Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44120 (Map)

Meet at the front door to the exhibit area each Saturday for a walk around our trails led by the weekend naturalist. Free! For a Nature Walk Schedule, call (216) 321-5935 or visit www.shakerlakes.org

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3RD MONDAY EVERY MONTH, 6-8 PM
City Fresh Mondays
Great Lakes Brewing Company Cellar

A monthly gathering of folks who want to learn, have dialogues and collaborate on issues related to food, health, community development and the environment. Hosted by the New Agrarian Center and Great Lakes Brewing Company. Free! For more info, contact Brad Masi, NAC Executive Director

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Other Resources for Fun Activities Cleveland Metroparks
216-635-3200

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
216-524-1497 or 440-546-5991

Lake County Metroparks
800-227-PARK

Native Plant Society of Northeast Ohio
330-562-4053

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
216-321-5935