In the News

Coverage of our work and our people in local, regional and national media outlets

2018

2.16.2018 – The Sandusky Register editorial board praises the Land Conservancy’s work to permanently conserve the Bay Point Sandbar property in Ottawa County.

2.13.2018 – News 5 Cleveland covers a forum held by the  Ohio Fair Lending Coalition at Cleveland State University on our recent work to study the impact of the foreclosure crisis on five of Cleveland’s inner-ring suburbs.

2.11.2018 – The Sandusky Register reports on the Land Conservancy’s work to acquire Bay Point Sandbar on the Marblehead peninsula.

2.7.2018 – The Suburbanite reports on the Land Conservancy’s work to create a new nature preserve in Coventry Township.

2.5.2018 – WVIZ Ideas spoke with the Land Conservancy’s Jim Rokakis and City of South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo about the findings of our Communities at the Crossroads report.

2.3.2018 – The News Herald featured a story on the 103-year-old Haueter Farm in Huntsburg Township, Geauga County. The farm, permanently preserved with a conservation easement, was recently recognized as an Ohio Historic Family Farm.

2.1.2018 – The Port Clinton News Herald reports on plans for Lucien M. Clemons Park in Marblehead, a park created with the help of Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

1.30.2018 – The Mansfield News Journal reports on the Land Conservancy’s work with landowner Randall Derror to permanently conserve nearly 200 acres in Richland County.

1.30.2018 – The Land Conservancy’s Jim Rokakis appeared on WCPN ideastream’s Sound of Ideas to discuss findings from the Communities at the Crossroads report.

1.29.2018 – News 5 Cleveland interviews the Land Conservancy’s Jim Rokakis, as well as South Euclid’s Mayor Georgine Welo and Housing Director Sally Martin on the Communities at the Crossroads report findings.

1.28.2018 – The Plain Dealer reports on Communities at the Crossroads: A Survey of Five First-Ring Suburbs, a new collaborative report that examines the housing market challenges and opportunities facing Euclid, Garfield Heights, Maple Heights, South Euclid, and Warrensville Heights in the wake of the foreclosure crisis.

1.25.2018 – The Star Beacon reports on Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s work to create a new park on the site of the former Harbor Golf course.

1.20.2018 – The Chronicle Telegram reports on the Land Conservancy’s work with landowners Phyllis DeMark and Jean Hays to permanently conserve 25 acres in Lorain County.

1.19.2018 – The Richland Source reports on the Land Conservancy’s work with landowner Randall Derror to permanently conserve nearly 200 acres in Richland County.

1.18.2018 – The News Herald, Norwalk Reflector, and Port Clinton News Herald report on Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s work to acquire Bay Point Sandbar on the Marblehead peninsula. The organization is now working to permanently conserve the property, including rare and fragile habitat.

1.16.2018 – Rock the Lake reports on Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s work to acquire Bay Point Sandbar on the Marblehead peninsula. The organization is now working to permanently conserve the property, including rare and fragile habitat.

1.11.2018 – The Beacon reports on Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s work to acquire Bay Point Sandbar on the Marblehead peninsula. The organization is now working to permanently conserve the property, including rare and fragile habitat.

1.7.2018 – The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the revolutionary Tangent Watercycle piloted at the Land Conservancy’s Conservation Center in Moreland Hills.

1.3.2018 – The Record Courier reports on the Land Conservancy’s partnership with Portage Park District to acquire and permanently preserve nearly 200 acres in the City of Streetsboro.

2017

12.28.2017 – The Richland Source reports on the success of the Richland County Land Bank which the Land Conservancy helped establish.

12.7.2017 – The Geauga Maple Leaf reports on the Land Conservancy’s support Geauga County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual meeting.

11.30.2017 – The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the Land Conservancy’s work with Cleveland Metroparks to acquire 102 acres and expand Brecksville Reservation.

11.20.2017 – WCPN 90.3 interviewed Frank Ford on the use of land contracts as a “tool of segregation.”

11.11.2017 – The Columbus Dispatch reports on the progress of the Ohio county land bank movement.

11.10.2017 – The Beacon provided an update on plans for Lucien M. Clemons Park. The Land Conservancy helped create this new park for the Village of Marblehead.

11.07.2017 – The Portsmouth Daily Times reports on the Dominion Energy and Western Reserve Land Conservancy Watershed Mini Grant awarded to the Friends of Scioto Brush Creek.

11.04.2017 – The Vindicator reports on the Dominion Energy and Western Reserve Land Conservancy Watershed Mini Grant awarded to the Little Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River Advisory Council.

10.31.2017 – The Springfield News-Sun reports on the work completed by the Clark County Land Bank and the work of our county land bank program.

10.30.2017 – WDTN Dayton reported on blight in Dayton, citing our 2015 property inventory of the city.

10.30.2017 – Frank Ford shares his research on forfeiture sales with WCPN ideastream.

10.22.2017 – The Chronicle Telegram reported on a tree planting conducted by the Land Conservancy and the Rotary Club of Oberlin.

10.16.2017 – The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on the Land Conservancy’s  tree planting in Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood thanks to an American Forests’ Community ReLeaf grant.

10.15.2017 – The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran an editorial on SEED Ohio and how it benefits Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

10.05.2017 – WVIZ ideastream reported on the Trees for Threes initiative in which Western Reserve Land Conservancy has partnered for the past three years.

10.04.2017 – The Star Beacon reported on the opening of Eyring Wetlands Metropark, a new park the Land Conservancy helped conserve.

09.07.2017 – News 5 Cleveland reported on the Land Conservancy’s efforts to address blighted homes in Cleveland.

07.20.2017 – Fresh Water Cleveland published an update on the Land Conservancy’s Reforest Our City efforts.

07.18.2017 – Julie Cook’s art show at the Land Conservancy’s Conservation Center was highlighted in the News Herald. Her show is on display at the Conservation Center through September 20, 2017.

07.18.2017 – A boat tour of the revitalized Black River in Lorain County was the focus of articles in The Chronicle and The Morning Journal.

06.30.2017 – The Land Conservancy’s Young Professional Group was highlighted in the Summer 2017 Saving Land magazine published by the Land Trust Alliance.

06.28.2017 – The Ashtabula Star Beacon published a preview piece on our work to transform the Harbor Golf Club into Red Brook Metropark.

06.07.2017 – A national article on NextCity.com highlighted the Land Conservancy’s work with Case Western Reserve University exploring the relationship between vacant and distressed properties and community health and safety.

06.04.2017 – The Land Conservancy’s work with the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland to expand the Hach-Otis Sanctuary was featured in the News Herald.

05.14.2017 – The Medina Gazette covered our Mother’s Day at Medina Marsh event which took place on Saturday, May 13.

05.14.2017 – The Land Conservancy’s work with the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland to expand the Hach-Otis Sanctuary was featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

04.28.2017 – WEWS Channel 5 ran segments on the Cleveland Tree Coalition’s tree canopy announcement, featuring the Land Conservancy.

04.28.2017 – The Land Conservancy worked with members of the Cleveland Tree Coalition to publish an op-ed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on the city’s new tree canopy goal.

04.27.2017 – The Oberlin OnCampus Newspaper wrote a piece on the prairie restoration planting organized by Western Reserve Land Conservancy and students at Oberlin College on Earth Day weekend. A feature will also run in the Oberlin Alumni magazine.

04.27.2017 – Our work to create the Upper Grand Metropark with Ashtabula County Metroparks was featured by the Ashtabula Gazette.

04.20.2017 – A large feature on the Land Conservancy’s many Arbor Day events was published by Fresh Water Cleveland.

04.19.2017 – The Ashtabula Star Beacon featured an article on our work to create the Upper Grand Metropark with Ashtabula County Metroparks.

04.14.2017 – WKYC Channel 3 dedicated a segment of their new community-focused show We the People on proper tree planting and the Land Conservancy’s work with the Cleveland Tree Coalition.

02.12.2017 – The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on the disparity between the home sale price recovery on the city’s west side compared to the east side, a study authored by the Land Conservancy’s Frank Ford.

02.07.2017 – WCPN featured a story, Gap In Housing Recovery Goes Along With Blight Levels, which highlighted findings from a study authored by the Land Conservancy’s Frank Ford.

02.06.2017 – The Chronicle Telegram issued an extensive look at the results of the Elyria Property Inventory.

01.29.2017 – The Review published an article on the Land Conservancy’s work with the Columbiana County Park District to create new parkland near the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail.

01.02.2017 – Frank Ford shared his insights on expedited foreclosures with the Akron Beacon Journal.