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Cleveland Metroparks has named Gayle Albers as the Watershed
Stewardship Center Manager, located in West Creek Reservation in
Parma and scheduled to open spring 2013.
As Watershed Stewardship Center manager, Albers will lead the
center's programs and staff, and will share with visitors how they
can be a part of the watershed stewardship efforts. Her duties will
include increasing environmental awareness and concern for the
restoration, conservation, preservation and management of wildlife,
plant communities, and open space in West Creek Reservation and the
The Watershed Stewardship Center is a collaborative effort with
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), The City of Parma
and West Creek Conservancy and will focus on watershed management,
storm water management, and natural resources and land
conservation. The center will house staff from the Park
District, NEORSD and West Creek Conservancy.
Albers has been with Cleveland Metroparks since April 2009 as
Regional Conservation Coordinator at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
Prior to joining the Zoo, she was a Regulatory Scientist at St.
Johns River Water Management District in Altamonte Springs,
�Her career has been dedicated to resource protection and civic
engagement,� said Brian Zimmerman, Cleveland Metroparks executive
director. �Her passion about the promotion of conservation and
restoration in Northeast Ohio's urbanized areas makes her the
perfect fit for this position.�
Albers earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Ohio
University and a Master's Degree in Conservation Ecology &
Sustainable Development from the University of Georgia. She has won
a number of awards and is a member of the National Association for
�I am excited to be part of a new wave of leadership at
Cleveland Metroparks West Creek Watershed Stewardship Center,� said
Albers. �We have the potential to redefine watershed conservation,
restoration and stewardship in our region to the benefit of all
Albers and her husband, Dr. Chris Kuhar, live in Strongsville
with their two children.
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