Willey Ave Land Acquisition and Restoration for Outdoor Classroom
Ubuntu Cultivators would like to purpose the conservation of a parcel location in the Tri area of the Ohio City, Tremont, and Clark-Fulton Neighborhoods to converse existing tree canopy for a small outdoor classroom. The purpose of this project is to engage, teach, and connect the community to the natural environment, while balancing out the natural and built envrionment. The site is encased with well-established trees and is walking distance from schools Cleveland Metroparks towpath, the downtown overlook, Animal Protection League, small coffee shops, and many other destinations. As development thrives in these neighborhoods conservation of greenspace is vital to keeping our neighborhoods balanced with the natural environment. There is a need to conserve and restore our urban forest as it has been highlighted in the Cuyahoga County Climate Change Action Plan, that utilizing greenspace and being surrounded by trees has health benefits. This opportunity would expand three local community’s exposure to well established tree canopy that will result in increased health benefits for both human health and our environment.