To celebrate the IEDC Annual Conference, up to 50 adult volunteers are invited to assist restoration efforts in one of Cleveland Metroparks' largest conservation efforts of an urban watershed. Join your peers as we journey to the Acacia Reservation, a 155- acre green space oasis among a significantly congested area of the City of Lyndhurst.
You'll participate in an information meeting highlighting the transformation of this unique area from a former golf course to a nature preserve over the next few years.
You'll get to use basic hand tools to restore and increase native habitat. Tasks include installing plants and trees, providing plant care with enclosures to minimize animal browse, and other restoration activities as needed. Participants will be trained and be given a project overview prior to the start of work. These tasks help to address overall water quality issues of Euclid Creek. Volunteer activities may vary based on weather, but most projects can be completed in light rain as long as participants are dressed appropriately. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or wet. Sturdy closed toed shoes are required. Pants and long sleeves are recommended.
Transportation from the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland will be provided. The bus will leave at 11:15 a.m. from the convention center and will return participants to the convention center after the event.
Pitch in. Lend a hand. Join us for this special volunteer service project as we kick-start the 2016 IEDC Annual Conference. This event is free, but only open to conference registrants.