In May 2019, this 37 acre property in Highland Heights was purchased for conservation as part of a larger effort to protect water quality in the Euclid Creek Watershed. The land was purchased to protect the high-quality plant and wetland habitat from development. The property retained in its natural state provides an ideal ’land lab’ for research and educational activities and will enhance the overall beauty of this portion of Euclid Creek.
Partners from West Creek Conservancy, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District, Friends of Euclid Creek and Euclid Creek Watershed Council worked together to purchase the property with full support of Highland Heights City Council. Acquisition funds were generously provided by the Clean Ohio Fund and the Friends of Euclid Creek provided remaining funds through their Land Conservation Fund.
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To schedule a tour of the property, please call the West Creek Conservancy at 216-749-3720.
Thank you to Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Volunteer Program for hosting us for the first Virtual Monday Meet-Up on April 27th!
The meadow on this land has been identified by botanists from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Metroparks, and Cleveland State University as a unique prairie remnant with rare and endangered Ohio plants. Also present on the site are four headwater streams draining to the East Branch of Euclid Creek and numerous high quality wetlands. These areas have relatively little non-native, invasive weed pressure. This site is one of the few sites remaining in the Euclid Creek watershed with these highly ecologically valued resources in tact.
Fall of 2020, FOEC and Cuyahoga SWCD have worked to remove invasive species from the meadow, and 900 live stakes have been planted to help address streambank erosion on 4 of the headwater streams running through the property.