Cleveland Metroparks educates the region on their interconnectedness to the local watersheds and our valuable Great Lakes through its newly-constructed Watershed Stewardship Center. Science-based programs invite teachers, students, professionals and the public to learn about replicable stormwater management methods. An associated pilot stormwater program resulted in a 30% reduction in peak stormwater flows.
The Watershed Stewardship Center in West Creek Reservation, staffed by natural resource and education professionals, land protection specialists, volunteers, and visiting scientists, is the first facility in Cleveland Metroparks dedicated to scientific research and promoting sustainable action.
Its mission of enhancing and protecting our urban watersheds will be achieved through innovative community programming, encouraging regional participation in watershed issues, and promoting scientific discovery.