In partnership with the Children & Nature Network and the National League of Cities, Western Reserve Land Conservancy is implementing the Cities Connecting Children to Nature initiative in northeast Ohio.
Over the last two years, the Land Conservancy has organized a group of stakeholders* in our region to embark on a process to create equitable access to nature for children living in urban areas. Initially, we are focusing on the cities of Cleveland and Euclid, but our long-term goal is to implement this initiative throughout northeast Ohio.
As a first step in this thoughtful process, we are seeking community input as we create a Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights (COBOR). The COBOR aims to list the nature experiences that every child has the right to enjoy as they grow up in our region. It will serve as our framework as we strive to make these nature activities a reality for children in our region.
To that end, we are asking residents of Cleveland and Euclid to complete this brief survey to help guide us down the path of creating equitable access to nature.
Sincere thank you to members of our nature-based and community-focused stakeholder group
Akron Parks Collaborative
Bellaire Puritas CDC
Boys & Girls Club NE Ohio
City of Cleveland, Office of Youth and Family Services
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Cleveland Public Library
Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Drink Local, Drink Tap
Holden Forests & Gardens
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
Slavic Village CDC
St. Clair/Superior CDC
Trust for Public Land
Western Reserve Land Conservancy
Youth Opportunities Unlimited