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


  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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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 October 2, 2020 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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Salamander Eggs

Vernal Pools: Nature’s Nurseries

WHAT IS A VERNAL POOL? Have you ever noticed the small pond-like feature to the south of the parking lot? This is a vernal, or ephemeral pool. In the simplest definition, vernal pools are nature’s nurseries. These small, unassuming pools are small, isolated, seasonal wetlands teeming with life. Vernal pools may form in deciduous forests […]

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Rust Belt Riders

Join our New and Improved Composting Program!

Join our NEW and IMPROVED Composting Program! Ashley Hall Marketing Coordinator July 16, 2019 – Updated 1/2/20 Have you always wanted to start composting but just don’t know where to start? Does it seem intimidating? Not ready to start your own backyard composting program? Whatever the reason, we want to make it easier to “feed […]

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