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Watershed Volunteer Program

Events listed in blue text are supplemental events and WVP staff will not be present. If you would like to get volunteer hours for attending, please email wvpinfo@clevelandmetroparks.com with the number of hours you worked.


July


Streambank Erosion Assessment Training
Thursday, July 7
6 - 8:30 pm
Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek
  • Learning
  • Would you like to spend your free time walking streams throughout Cleveland Metroparks documenting potential streambank erosion hazards? Learn a standardized protocol and contribute valuable data to Cleveland Metroparks.
  • Bring waders or boots for stream walking, if you have them. We have a few extra pair to lend.
  • Weather-dependent event. Registration preferred. Click here to register.

A Day in the Life of Euclid Creek
Saturday, July 16
9 am - 2:30 pm
Acacia Reservation, Greenwood Farm, and Euclid Creek Reservation - Wildwood Park
  • What does a creek do all day? Join Cleveland Metroparks and Friends of Euclid Creek to get up close and personal with a unique natural resource in northeast Ohio. Get to know this urban watershed through the water and animals that call it home. Explore all or part of the day.
  • Let’s do lunch at day’s end and look back at the day’s results. Find out how we can help make Euclid Creek healthy.
  • Are you interested in lending a hand with the days activities? If so, complete the volunteer registration form.
  • If interested in registering as a participant, please register for lunch at Wildwood by July 13. To register and for more detailson this event, click here.

Macroinvertebrate Monitoring for Scenic Rivers
Wednesday, July 27
10:00 am - Noon
North Chagrin Reservation
  • Monitoring
  • Help measure the water quality of the Chagrin River. Learn to seine (net) and identify the aquatic macro-invertebrates (insects) that live in the river and are indicators of water quality by determining the type, quantity and diversity of macro-invertebrates.
  • Registration required. To register, click here.


August


Stormwater Credit Workshop
Saturday, August 20
10 am - Noon
Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Reservation
  • Learning
  • Did you know that NEORSD Stormwater fee credits are available to homeowners? Learn about stormwater control measures you can implement at home. Presentation will include brief presentations and interactive exhibits.
  • For details, click here.

Backyard Biodiversity Bash
Saturday, August 27
Noon - 4 pm
Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Reservation
  • Your backyard can be a lively place with a few wild additions to your yard and garden!
  • Learn how to improve your backyard habitat for wildlife while enjoying family-friendly learning stations, wagon rides, musical entertainment & food trucks.
  • Shop for native plants from local nurseries and expand your gardening knowledge from experts.
  • For details, click here.


September


Macroinvertebrate Monitoring for Scenic Rivers
Wednesday, Sept 14
10:00 am - Noon
North Chagrin Reservation
  • Monitoring
  • Help measure the water quality of the Chagrin River. Learn to seine (net) and identify the aquatic macro-invertebrates (insects) that live in the river and are indicators of water quality by determining the type, quantity and diversity of macro-invertebrates.
  • Registration required. To register, click here.