Laura Gooch of the Shaker Lakes Nature Center discusses the Center's educational, environmental and public outreach programming; strategic planning; and staffing issues. Also discussed in some detail is the battle against highway construction in the Shaker Heights-Cleveland Heights area, as well as cooperation between the Center and the surrounding municipalities of Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, and Shaker Heights. Additionally, this interview contains details on the history of the Shaker Lakes and the Center. Other topics include bird-watching at the Lakes, academic research at the Center, and Gooch's personal experiences and thoughts on the Lakes and the Center.
Gooch, Laura (interviewee)
Sack, Mark (interviewer)
Shaker Lakes Nature Center
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"Laura Gooch Interview, 11 July 2006" (2006). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 902010.