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May 2 & 3 – Black River Cleanup, 9 AM – 12 PM both or either day.  Pre-registration is appreciated, so that the planners can know how many to expect to feed:  If you’d like to be even more involved, you can attend a planning meeting on March 2 at Jackalope’s, 301 Lakeside Ave, Lorain, OH 44052.  Lo’Co’Yaks, the Cleanup’s founders and organizers, are looking for sponsors, donations, giveaway ideas, volunteers, driftwood artists, etc.

May 6, Noon : A Bird’s Eye View of Climate Change at The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114. Gary Langham, Ph.D., Vice President & Chief Scientist, National Audubon Society will discuss the Audubon Birds and Climate Report, a comprehensive, first-of-its kind study that predicts how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds. Tickets: $20 City Club members/$35 non City Club members. Purchase Tickets at More information at:

➡ May 7, 6-8 PM : Cleveland Public Library’s upcoming public meeting for the CPL150 Community Vision Plan. Lincoln-West High School, 3202 W. 30th St, Cleveland.  For more information, please contact Tim Diamond at or call (216) 623-2832.

➡ May 9,  9 AM – 12 PM is Riversweep Cleanup Day, where local organizations partner with Canalway Corridor to clean tributaries all along the Cuyahoga.  Sierra Club has historically helped coordinate the cleanup at Mill Creek Falls – please let us know if you can commit so that we can be sure to have enough able hands to pull tires and trash out of the river and keep this waterfall beautiful!

➡ May 9, 9 AM – 1 PM : Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Plant Sale Day.  2600 South Park Blvd, Cleveland 44120.  Each year the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes welcomes spring with an inspiring offering of hard-to-find native plants, perennials, edibles and annuals selected by a local team of experienced gardeners. The day includes a free children’s craft — make one especially for Mom! Vendors, entertainment and refreshments will be offered making it a fun day for the whole family.

➡ May 16,  9 – 11AM : 15th Annual Berea Streamside Cleanup
Local citizens are pitching in to remove trash from the East Branch of the Rocky River, Baldwin Creek and Coe Lake, as part of the 15th Annual Berea Streamside Cleanup. The cleanup will take place on Saturday, May 16th, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Anyone interested in volunteering should meet at the Coe Lake Gazebo behind Berea City Hall by 9:00 AM on May 16th. Trash bags will be provided. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear work boots or old shoes. Long Sleeves, long pants and work gloves are recommended. Children under 18 must have adult supervision.

For more information, contact Jared Bartley at 216-524-6580 x14 or by email at Pre-registration is requested for groups.

➡ May 18, 6-8 PM : Pub Night
Houlihan’s, 230 West Huron Road
Cleveland, OH 44113, United States (map)
(Houlihan’s is on Level 3 in Tower City.)

Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Facebook event page…

➡ May 19, 7:30 AM : FirstEnergy Shareholder Meeting (Akron)
Join Sierra Club, along with allies from the Ohio Organizing Collaborative and others, on Tuesday May 19th, at 7:30 AM, as we gather outside of FirstEnergy’s shareholder meeting. Info & RSVP link…

➡ May 23, Noon – 3PM : March Against Monsanto at the West Side Market. March to demand labeling of GMO products! Click here for more information.

➡ May 23,  11 AM : 1 PM at Coit Road Market, 15000 Woodworth Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110.  We will hook up Coit Road Market’s rain barrel, donated by Collinwood Painted Rainbarrel Project, and plant some perennial gardens for pollinator habitat and stormwater management around the market building.

➡ July 11, 9 AM – 12 PM : Mentor Headlands Beach & Dunes. We will once again revisit Mentor Headlands Beach the weekend after July 4th, for a Naturalist Hike of the Dunes, followed by a Beach Cleanup. Depending on the number and the interest of the volunteers who sign up, we may coordinate a picnic to follow!


Contact Jessica Ferrato at to sign up for a cleanup or a workshop, arrange a drop-off of donated items for a fundraiser, help prepare & distribute rain barrels to salons, volunteer to help out with any event, or find out more!


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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

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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

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

Lake County Metroparks

Native Plant Society of Northeast Ohio

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

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