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During the past three years, members of the Northeast Ohio Regional Parks Consortium have been studying open space opportunities in the region. They have identified exciting possibilities for linking existing parks and protecting river corridorsa conservation vision that could improve quality of life, the environment, and the regions economic competitiveness.

The consoritium has mapped out a conceptual view of where thousands of acres of land could be conserved and where more than 1,000 miles of new trails could be constructed. The vision includes the conservation of important natural areas, the connection of parks to cities and towns throughout the region, and the creation of greenway corridors that connect to the Lake Erie shoreline.

The park districts realize that, working alone, they cannot turn this entire vision into reality. They invite greater collaboration among the regions conservation organizations, business leaders, elected officials, and all citizens who care about the future of Northeast Ohio. This is an invitation to create a greener future for a great metropolitan region.

The Northeast Ohio Regional Parks Consortium's members include:

  • Cleveland Metroparks
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Geauga Park District
  • Lake Metroparks
  • Lorain County Metro Parks
  • Medina County Park District
  • Metro Parks Serving Summit County
  • National Park Service Rivers and Trails Program
  • Portage Park District
  • Stark County Park District

For a free poster of the park consortium's map of regional open space opportunities send a to EcoCity Cleveland with your name and address.


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