FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
JANE CHRISTYSON - 216-635-3229- or- 216-780-9592
On Friday, April 20, Cleveland Metroparks staff and
volunteers will plant 95 trees to celebrate the upcoming
95th Anniversary of the Park District and Earth Day. The
planting takes place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. around Rocky River
Nature Center and Fort Hill in Rocky River Reservation.
The trees are all species native to Ohio and include red oak,
black oak and American hornbeam. They range in size from 2- to
7-feet tall and will be caged and staked to protect and stabilize
the young trees.
Cleveland Metroparks has begun restoring Rocky River
Reservation's historic Fort Hill in celebration of its
95th anniversary. During the next five years,
leading to its 100th anniversary, Cleveland Metroparks
will plant additional trees and continue rehabilitating the Fort
Hill trail network.
This project is made possible through the Legacy Fund of
Cleveland Metroparks. Donations to the Fund support the
purchase of the trees being planted.
For more information about the Legacy Fund and to make a
gift, visit clevelandmetroparks.com and select �get involved.�
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Rocky River Nature
Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River
Reservation in North Olmsted. Members of the media can come
at any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for interviews, video and
photographs. Check in at the nature center to be directed to
a current planting location.