FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Aliens have invaded the neighborhoods! Join
Cleveland Metroparks to learn how to become an �environmental
warrior� at the new �Area 49: Alien Invasion� event on Saturday,
July 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CanalWay Center in Ohio &
Erie Canal Reservation in Cuyahoga Heights.
Be trained how to identify alien plants and insects and how to
combat them. Some of them will need to be eliminated, others
need to be observed and others can be accepted in our
communities. It's important to understand where these alien
species came from, how they move about the area, and what their
intentions are for the local flora and fauna.
At the event, there will be displays of equipment used in the
war against the aliens, crafts, games, and more.
Individuals and groups can sign up to battle and help control
several different alien species found in Ohio & Erie Canal
Reservation. Learn techniques from the experts that can be
applied for your own land management.
�Environmental warriors� can join in on a variety of different
natural resource projects in an effort to control the populations
of several alien species that are invading the Ohio & Erie
Canal Reservation and the surrounding communities. These
species may even already be in your backyard!
There are several kinds of projects, so warriors of all ages
will be able to participate. Some of the projects are:
removal of garlic mustard, removal of honeysuckle and collection of
With litter collection from Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation,
visitors will be able to repurpose it into amazing artwork.
Local artist Cari Miller will show some of her repurposed artwork
to inspire new creations.
And visitors can browse the great merchandise at EarthWords
Nature Shop and refreshments will be available for sale,
CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East
49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal
Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga
Heights - just off the I-77/Grant Avenue exit.
For more information, call 216-206-1000 or visit
Discover the aliens all around us at the �Area 49: Alien
Invasion� event in Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,