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Vibrant Places: Waterfowl at Grand Valley Ranch

March 22 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Friday, March 22 at 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Leaders: Members of the Greater Cleveland Audubon Society and Renee Boronka, Manager of Education at the Land Conservancy

Some say the American Robin is the harbinger of spring, but the swans, ducks, geese, and shorebirds might disagree. The Land Conservancy has partnered with Greater Cleveland Audubon to host a morning of birding just as waterfowl are making their strongest push north through Ohio and shorebirds are beginning to pass our way. If conditions are right, we could see up to 29 species of waterfowl, including three swans.

The Land Conservancy’s Grand Valley Ranch protects 1,200 acres of ideal habitat for waterfowl and various waterbirds. Permanently conserved in 2015, the Land Conservancy has restored the site from historical high impact uses (agriculture, mining, and aquaculture) to a natural, 3-mile long, flow-through wetland complex. Utilizing funds from Clean Ohio, USFWS, and the Ohio EPA, $3.5M was invested in the property to restore this ancient Tamarack Swamp.

Fee: Free

Advanced registration is required.

Limit: 25 people

Location: Directions will be sent to registrants. Grand Valley Ranch is in Orwell, OH.

PLEASE NOTE: You may be photographed or recorded by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy during this event. Your image or words may be used in materials prepared by or for the Land Conservancy, including marketing related materials.

Organizer: Renee Boronka, rboronka@wrlandconservancy.org, 216-533-8761


March 22
8:30 am - 10:30 am


Renee Boronka