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Invasive Plants in Cleveland Metroparks

Invasive Plants in Cleveland Metroparks

Invasive plants are considered any plant that is nonnative, not originally found here, and reproduces at an excessive rate while having a negative effect on native flora and fauna. Read More...

Removal of Invasive Plants in Cleveland Metroparks

Removal of Invasive Plants in Cleveland Metroparks

They are far from home, but they're everywhere you look. They're pushing our biodiversity around like neighborhood bullies. And we're fighting back harder than ever against invasive plants in Cleveland Metroparks. Read More...

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

"Don't move firewood, it bugs me." Have you seen a sign in Cleveland Metroparks or elsewhere in Northeast Ohio saying this? These signs are thanks to an attractive metallic green beetle called the emerald ash borer or EAB, a non-native beetle that kills ash trees. Read More...

The State of Cleveland Metroparks Wetlands

The State of Cleveland Metroparks Wetlands

During the 2005 and 2006 field seasons, Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources Division staff assessed the condition of nearly 300 wetlands throughout the Park District. Read More...

Emerald Ash Borer

The Rocky River Flow Gauge Upgrade Project: A Watershed Stewardship Success Story

Several groups with a stake in the health of the Rocky River worked together toward attaining a common goal in the interest of the watershed. This was every bit as important as the more immediate benefits of the water flow gauging project. Read More...