Major Events

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Special Events

April 20, 4 p.m.

WVIZ is airing the film REBELS WITH A CAUSE: How a small regional battle over land grew into American’s legacy of National Seashores, Parks and Recreation Areas. It was fight that went all the way to the White House. Twice. How did they do it? More info…

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Salon North Catwalk for a Cause (Aveda Earth Month Event)
April 27, 6-9 p.m.
Harry Buffalo
6425 Pearl Rd.
Parma Heights, OH 44130

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2nd Annual Black River Cleanup
Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4

LoCo’Yaks, a Lorain County kayaking group which has been doing a wonderful job living the Sierra Club credo of Explore, Enjoy, and Protect, is hosting its second annual Black River Cleanup, and Northeast Ohio Sierra Club invites its members to volunteer! Last year’s event was a huge success, with hundreds of participants removing hundreds of pounds of trash both by land and by sea, and enjoying a great dinner afterwards. If anyone is interested in carpooling to this year’s cleanup on either day, contact Jessica Ferrato at who will collect and coordinate ride share information.

Location: 421 Black River Lane, Lorain, OH

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Saturday, May 10, 9 AM- noon

Northeast Ohio Sierra Club will again partner with Ohio & Erie Canal to sponsor and bring volunteers to Riversweep. NEO group volunteers will be directed once again to the cleanup site at Mill Creek, and, depending on the number of volunteers who can commit prior to the cleanup, we may also be able to help manage sites in Tremont and West Creek. It all depends on you!

If interested, please contact Jessica Ferrato at Volunteers will receive Riversweep T-shirts to commemorate this year’s cleanup, which will be notable for taking place close to the unveiling of the new Scranton Road section of trail!

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Deep History & Urban Stream Ecology – (Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Reservation)
June 1, 2 p.m.

Join us for a hike led by Dr. Roy Larick, Jenn Greiser, and our own Jessica Ferrato. RSVP…

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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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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