Urban Wetlands Symposium

Valuing, prioritizing and protecting wetlands.
Progress reports on current urban wetland projects in the Cleveland area.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sincere thanks to our presenters and attendees for making the symposium a success.


A great blue heron


WETLANDS 101: John Katko - Friends of Wetlands


Economic Valuation of Wetlands as a Conservation Tool
Mike McNutt, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
As presented to the Association of State Wetlands Managers: Wetlands 2008 [pdf]; Abstract

Prioritizing Wetland Restoration in the Big Creek Watershed
Marie Sullivan, Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan
Cuyahoga River Watershed Wetlands information/report [pdf]

Tools for protecting Wetlands
Janine Rybka, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District and
Andy Vidra, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency


Cleveland Metroparks Vernal Pool Enhancement Project
Terry Robison, Cleveland Metroparks, Division of Natural Resources
[Download presentation .pdf]
2008 Progress Report: Vernal Pool Creation/Enhancement and
Wood Frog Repatriation Project
(Cleveland Metroparks Technical Report 2008/NR-06) [pdf]
AZA Amphibian Conservation Monthly Report, January 2009 [pdf]

West Creek Reservation & Confluence Wetland Projects
Colby Sattler, West Creek Preservation Committee
West Creek Reservation Project Information
West Creek Confluence Project Information

Nine Mile Creek Stormwater Retrofit Wetland Project
Jennifer Zielinski, Biohabitats, Inc.
[Download presentation .pps]

Puritas Wetland Project
Melissa Miller, Rachel Napolitano, Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation

Valley Forge High School Wetland Project
Jim Wohl, Project Coordinator
Valley Forge Wetland on Shutterfly