Monday, June 21, 2010

Have Your Say On the Huntington Reservation Shoreline Plan

We wanted to share with you/remind you about an opportunity for anyone who loves Huntington Reservation to offer input into the Cleveland Metroparks planning process for the park. The Metroparks will host a public meeting seeking input on the first phase of Huntington Reservation Shoreline Management Plan on Tuesday, June 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Huntington Playhouse in Bay Village.

In a news release, the The Park District said it is "currently preparing a study of the reservation, focusing primarily on the area adjacent to Lake Road, as part of an effort to update Cleveland Metroparks overall master plan."

"Huntington Reservation, particularly the area north of Lake Road, is facing a myriad of challenges over the next several years. These include concerns from both, natural processes (coastal erosion, bluff instability and an influx of invasive species) and human intervention (increased visitation rates, increased need for storm water management and deteriorating infrastructure)."

"With the help of a Coastal Management Assistance Grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Cleveland Metroparks will focus on shore protection, bluff stabilization, ecological restoration, public access, and site and facility improvements."

Huntington Playhouse is a hop and skip from Lake Erie Nature & Science Center on the other side of the park at 28601 Lake Road. For more information on the meeting, call 216-635-3200.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is a proud Metroparks Affiliate and independently-funded nonprofit organization.

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