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Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Stewardship Center officially opens on Friday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. Following the opening ceremony, visitors are invited to stay for the Community Discovery Days until 4 p.m. or return on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Community Discovery Days festivities include a tour of the interactive exhibits, demonstrations of stormwater management practices including a green roof, guided creek walks and many other family-friendly activities.
The Watershed Stewardship Center is dedicated to promoting healthy urban watersheds through science, education, research and restoration and was designed using sustainable architectural standards. Come and explore, discover and delight in the unique blend of science and technology, paired with green design and grassroots volunteer action.
Visitors are invited to learn about local watersheds by viewing the interactive topographic map and tour dozens of water management features. The Center, built on one of the largest remaining undeveloped open spaces in the county, showcases an aquarium that models a healthy Ohio stream and houses a large multipurpose room, two educational classrooms, a wet laboratory, WiFi accessible community resource room, and provides a sustainable work environment.
The building is a one-of-a-kind destination point for planners, developers, architects and other professionals to gain the information they need to do their jobs better. They can bring clients, service directors, and others to the Center to see state-of-the-art stormwater management features at work.
The Watershed Stewardship Center was developed through a partnership between Cleveland Metroparks, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and the West Creek Conservancy.
The Watershed Stewardship Center is located at 2277 W. Ridgewood Drive in West Creek Reservation, between State and Broadview roads in Parma.
For more information, call 440-887-1968 or go to clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Summer-Solstice-Opening-Events.aspx
Find out how stormwater management makes �cents� at Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!
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