Edward J. Fritz of the Shaker Lakes Nature Center discusses his involvement with the Center beginning in the late 1970s. Fritz was involved with a number of maintenance and improvement projects at the Center, which he discusses in detail. Also discussed are educational programs and fundraising campaigns, volunteerism, deer population control, lake dredging, staffing issues, and cooperation with adjacent city governments. A lawsuit filed by the East Cleveland Farmers Market against the Nature Center is also discussed, as is the battle against highway development through Shaker Lakes, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and a number of additional environmental issues.
Fritz, Edward J. (interviewee)
Bifulco, Anthony (interviewer)
Shaker Lakes Nature Center
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"Edward J. Fritz Interview, 6 July 2006" (2006). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 902009.