Chimney Swift Tower at Walker Road Park - City of Bay Village Ohio by Amanda Sebrosky, Board Member and Founder, NEO Chimney Swift Conservation Society
The Chimney Swift tower that will be placed in Walker Park is nearly finished! Dan Enovitch, Director of Parks and Recreation for Bay Village and Jonathan Liskovec, Director of Public Services and Properties for Bay Village, have been extremely helpful in organizing approvals and helping decide the best places for the first of what we hope will be several towers in Bay Village.
Chimney Swift Tower at Walker Road Park - City of Bay Village Ohio
By Amanda Sebrosky, Board Member and Founder, NEO Chimney Swift Conservation Society
Walker Park is on the border of Bay Village and Avon Lake and is jointly administered by both cities. It has a large pond stocked with fish, a paved walking path and wide, green, open spaces for soccer fields that also help with water control. The fields are well patrolled by swallows catching bugs -- a real boon to the people watching kids on the soccer fields. Now -- we hope that we can add Chimney Swifts to the troop of arial bug-catchers!
After some setbacks due to COVID-19 pandemic and changes needed to keep staff safe, the Chimney Swift tower that will be placed in Walker Park is nearly finished! Dan Enovitch, Director of Parks and Recreation for Bay Village and Jonathan Liskovec, Director of Public Services and Properties for Bay Village, have been extremely helpful in organizing approvals and helping decide the best places for the first of what we hope will be several towers in Bay Village. Thanks to the staff of Public Services and Properties who are building the tower, it is nearly ready to go!
In November, the tower is planned to be placed near the educational area in Walker Park. This area contains a Monarch waystation that is passively watered by a rain barrel. The tower will have a plaque explaining its purpose and will be surrounded by native plants - also with an educational plaque.
Come see the tower and be inspired to help build more Chimney Swift habitat and share in the beauty created by the native plants that will surround the tower in spring!
Amanda Sebrosky - Having grown up on a farm in Northeastern Ohio, I have always loved animals. My father gave me a sense of the importance of birds and my mother instilled in me the importance of volunteerism and contributing to causes that would support conservation. I obtained a BA in Biology from Case Western Reserve University, an RN from Cuyahoga Community College and a MS from Cleveland State University College of Urban Affairs, Environmental Track. Since retiring from University Hospitals IT department in 2017, I have concentrated on volunteerism and currently am active at Cleveland Metroparks and Lake Erie Nature & Science Center in the Lights Out program. I am a graduate of the Cuyahoga Soil and Water District Master Rain Gardener Class of 2019. While I love all things wild, I am working to promote the use of native plants and chimney swift conservation. Add your 'Like' to the Northeast Ohio Chimney Swift Conservation Society Facebook Page. Contact: Amanda Sebrosky, Founder, Northeast Ohio Chimney Swift Conservation Society. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (440) 610-1148. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/chimneyswiftconservation
Make A Donation to the Northeast Ohio Chimney Swift Conservation Society To Build More Towers
Chimney Swift populations have declined by 70% since 1966. There are many factors contributing to this decline but one big reason is lack of habitat. Make a donation to WCAS to help Northeast Ohio Chimney Swift Conservation Society's efforts to build more towers. Use our safe and secure PayPal payment button below to make a donation in any amount. All donations are gratefully received.
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