Stream + Wetlands Foundation, in conjunction with the Geauga Park District, has organized a field visit to the Pine Brook Wetlands Mitigation Bank on August 4. Jim Bissell, Director of Conservation & Natural Areas and David Kriska, Biodiversity Coordinator, both with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will be on hand to lead the tour which begins at 9:00 am.
The Pine Brook mitigation bank was approved by the Army Corps of Engineers on March 2009. It is the first approved mitigation bank in Ohio that generates compensatory mitigation credit primarily by the preservation of existing high-quality wetlands and associated upland buffers. The site encompasses more than 706 contiguous acres containing eight state-listed plant species and more than 450 acres of very high-quality wetlands.
Interested in joining us for this informative tour? Time is of the essence and space is limited. Please contact Vince Messery at firstname.lastname@example.org.