March 20, 2017
The Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier (LEAF), a tree museum situated within Frontier Park, is home to over 225 different varieties of trees. The collection of over 1,000 trees grows in interest and diversity each year, allowing LEAF to generate a greater awareness of the importance of trees to our lives by creating educational opportunities and outdoor experiences for our community
The Erie Community Foundation awarded an $11,798 grant to LEAF for a capital improvement project to add a pathway along the south side of Cascade Creek in Frontier Park. The pathway is part of the master plan to make a continuous loop around Cascade Creek and eliminate the need for visitors to use the sidewalk along busy West 8th Street. While making this part of the arboretum safer and easier to navigate, the Pathway project also supports LEAF’s fundraising efforts by encouraging patrons to sponsor benches and trees along the path.
“We are thankful for the support of the Foundation,” said Char Mashyna, Executive Director of LEAF. “The improvements to the arboretum will allow it to be a hub for both educational and recreational activities.”