AUGUST 24, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
CATHERINE POMIECKO - 216-635-3275
Discover the wildlife living in a man-made
preserve, right in the heart of Cleveland!
The 88-acre, former dredge disposal site has
evolved into a premiere site for spotting wildlife along Lake Erie.
Experience the nature haven at a fall open house, "Nature in
the Neighborhood," on Saturday, September 25 between 7:30 a.m.
and 2 p.m. at Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve (formerly known
as Dike 14). Cleveland Metroparks is sponsoring the event.
Visitors can come early for guided hikes, or walk on their own.
Naturalists will be at the Preserve to answer questions.
Learn about the dredging from the bottom of the
CuyahogaRiver that took place from 1979 to 1999. Then, learn about
the over 280 identified species of birds, 26 species of native
plants, 16 species of mammals (red fox, coyote, mink, deer,) nine
species of trees and shrubs, and two species of reptiles that now
The Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve is
located at the northern end of Martin Luther King Boulevard, off
Visitors can park at Gordon Park Marina.
Entrances are at North Marginal Road at E. 72nd Street, from North
Marginal Road between E. 72nd and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and
ClevelandLake front State Park entrance from Lakeshore Boulevard,
east of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
For more information, call 440-734-6660.
Discover the "Nature in the
Neighborhood," with Cleveland Metroparks - part of
your life, naturally!