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Jo, Bill, Jim and Jane McGowan

Cleveland Metroparks gratefully acknowledges the McGowan/Henderson family for their support of Branching Out. This gift will fund reforestation in Cleveland Metroparks now and in the future.

In appreciation of the McGowan/Henderson family’s support of Branching Out, Cleveland Metroparks planted a white flowering dogwood tree on the path leading to the Blue Heron Trail (near CanalWay Visitor Center) in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation in memory of Jo, Bill, Jim and Jane McGowan. Frequent walks and bike rides in Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation have made it a very special place to members of the McGowan/Henderson family.

With regard to this gift, Janis McGowan recently shared, "Planting the tree and contributing to future plantings serves as both a memorial and way to express our appreciation of the amazing park system while helping to ensure its vitality and future for all to enjoy."

Location of McGowan/Henderson Family Memorial Tree

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