Jennifer M. Grieser, MPA

Environmental Lecture Series: Water

Date and time:
Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 07:30 p.m. EDT



How Cleveland Metroparks benefits northeast Ohio through comprehensive watershed management

Jennifer M. Grieser, MPA
Director of Natural Resources
Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland, OH

Ms. Greiser will describe Cleveland Metroparks' comprehensive watershed management program that not only benefits visitors to and wildlife in the park system, but also the broader northeast Ohio community. As a riparian system, Cleveland Metroparks manages over 25,000 acres across four major watersheds of Lake Erie - Black River, Rocky River, Cuyahoga River and Chagrin River - as well as several smaller direct Lake Erie tributaries, such as Euclid Creek and Porter Creek. As such, the Park District provides beneficial ecosystem services through responsible management of natural areas like floodplains, wetlands and forests. Cleveland Metroparks also improves water quality and water quantity through storm-water control features associated with its built environment.