Native elderberry

Out with the Old, in with the NEW…PLANTS!

Out with the Old, in with the New…PLANTS! Nick  Mikash, Natural Resources Specialist December 2019 Beginning December 17, we will be starting our largest endeavor into habitat restoration since the restoration of the marsh over a decade ago. Our long-term goal is to re-establish a more biodiverse and functional native ecosystem. A healthy, diverse ecosystem […]

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Wood frogs freezing

Frozen Frogs

FROZEN FROGS Birds migrate and mammals hibernate, but what about frogs? Ashley Hall Marketing Coordinator 12/1/2019 When the cold air arrives and the first snowflakes start to fall, how do wood frogs weather the weather? Chances are, if you’ve walked Stearns Woodland Trail, you may have seen one (or many!) frogs jump into our seasonal […]

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Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Steve Kushnick

Volunteer of the Year 2019

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Volunteer of the Year: Steve Kushnick Ashley Hall Marketing Coordinator 11/22/2019 Congratulations to the 2019 Volunteer of the Year, Steve Kushnick! Nature Center staff and visitors can’t wait for Friday to come, when they know Steve will be reporting for his weekly shift as a Welcome Desk Volunteer!  Dubbed the “fun […]

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Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Board Members

NEW 2020 BOARD MEMBERS!

  Welcome 2020 Nature Center Board Members Now into the 2020 Fiscal Year at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, we’re pleased to introduce our newest elected members to our Board of Trustees. Jef Fowler Jef has been with KeyBank Corporation since 2011 serving as Managing Director for KeyBanc Capital Markets Syndicated and Leveraged Finance. […]

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All People's Trail

Honoring the Past, Present, and Future of Nature Access for All

HONORING THE PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE OF NATURE ACCESS FOR ALL Monday, November 4, 2019 Since its opening in 1983, the All People’s Trail has connected our community with nature, giving all visitors as bird’s-eye view of Doan Brook, allowing them to move through the forest canopy and immersing them in a marsh full of […]

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Shaker Lakes Lower Lake

NEORSD Dam Restoration Project Update

NEORSD Dam Restoration Project Update by Jeff Jowett, Watershed Team Leader, NE Ohio Regional Sewer District The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, through the Regional Stormwater Management Program, is working to improve the dams at Lower Shaker Lake, which are currently out of compliance with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The project will help […]

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Birding Ohio

Fall Migration Birding: It’s NOT just for the birds!

Fall Migration: It’s NOT just for the birds! Ashley Hall Marketing Coordinator October 5, 2019 Cold winds are a sure sign that fall has finally hit Northeast Ohio, but birds have already started migrating for the season. Whether you are new to birding or are a seasoned pro, bird watching, known as “birding,” is a […]

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Rose Foundation Gazebo

Imagining the Rose Foundation Gazebo

Imagining the Rose Foundation Gazebo Ashley Hall, Marketing Coordinator August 29, 2019 Matt Parker takes time to admire and chat about the Rose Foundation Gazebo. When you experience the brand new All People’s Trail this November 9, you will also see the new, artistically designed Rose Foundation Gazebo, built by local carpenter and artist Matt Parker of Creative […]

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Bird Seed Sale

Feeding Feathered Friends

Feeding Feathered Friends August 27, 2019 Ashley Hall, Marketing Coordinator While some view the end of summer as a sad time, nature lovers rejoice. As the cold begins to set in and the trees become bare, it’s an ideal time for bird watching, as many birds are beginning their fall migration. While the leafless branches […]

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Amazon Rainforest fire

How Can We Help the Amazon Rainforest from Ohio?

Feeling helpless about the burning of the Amazon rainforest? Ashley Hall, Marketing Coordinator August 22, 2019. 5:30PM We are a small Nature Center that stewards 20 acres of land with a variety of lush and diverse habitats, but we feel the pain of the burning of the Amazon rainforest as if it were our own. […]

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