Conservation Stories

We celebrate all who support conservation in northern Ohio ... and, all who benefit from it!


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'I love the smell of the campfire'

Dontez Taylor's love of the outdoors was born in the inner city.

Dontez, 16, of Medina, joined a Boy Scout troop when he was living in Cleveland's St. Clair Avenue neighborhood. The first time he went on a campout, he was hooked.  "I never had s'mores before, I'd never been around a campfire and I had never slept in a tent. I found out I liked it," he says.

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A partnership creates a park

Christine Craycroft at the Upper Cuyahoga Bog Reserve.

The Portage Park District now has a 504-acre centerpiece, thanks to a partnership involving foundations, individual donors, public funding agencies and the Land Conservancy. The Shalersville Township property – once the proposed site of an international freight airport – will soon become the district's largest park....
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Top angler advocates for access

Jeff Liskay advocates for better public access to northern Ohio's streams.

Jeff Liskay, one of Ohio's premier steelhead trout fishing experts and a longtime advocate for greater river access, applauds the Land Conservancy's efforts to create more places to fish.

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